This is a post dedicated to a friend of mine who has been wanting to be featured on my blog for quite a while now, primarily because he demands attention constantly, and mostly because I feel that he deserves some credit for being such a gemstone in my life. So here’s to you, Rahul Rohit, the much awaited headlines that you been wanting to make (look, I even used your full name).
In my attempt to be as un-cheesy as possible (and however hard that this may be), let me make a list (which isn’t exhaustive in any way) of all the life lessons that this strange, strange individual has taught me.
1. It is entirely possible to completely dismember a laptop and put it back together. And actually have fun while doing this supposedly uncomplicated task.
2. The necessity of screensavering. When things get way and above your head, switch off your mind, calm your thoughts and enter screen savering mode. Can’t lie, this is such a tall order for someone who never stops thinking. But it’s definitely a step in the right direction, especially through tough, troubled times.
3. Sweet corn does not get digested. Or rather, the husks don’t. Enough on this particular subject.
4. The beauty of Spotify and all that it has to offer.
5. That strength comes from within. That everyone has the ability to face their demons, though dealing with it takes time. And a whole load of determination.
And many other things that I honestly do not have the patience to type out because…well, I should be working on the multitude of essays that I should be doing, instead.
Truth is, the biggest thank you I have for this friend of mine is that he reminded me of how absolutely random life can be, and how relieving it is just to immerse in randomness, sometimes. It was a side of me that disappeared for quite a while over the past few years, and it was such a relief to realise that that part of me hadn’t been written off, but just buried under the daily trials and tribulations of life.
Thanks for all the BS you come up with and all the BS that you put up with, and for all the other trivial and not so trivial things that have transpired since I’ve known you (oh that fateful, horrible day when you thought I was shoplifting in Oxfam, psht). Don’t forget that you are a gemstone, and a brilliant one at that (see what I did there?).
And last but not least, an original quote of yours:
“Anything with a hole, goes”.
Right, kidding. That isn’t my favourite, these are:
“Looks wear off with time, but personality is here to stay” (or something along those lines),
“People will only enjoy your company when you learn how to enjoy yours” (again, or something along those lines).
For everyone else who didn’t understand a word of this post, I apologise. Thank you for reading through it, if nothing else.
Have a great week ahead, world.