I received an interesting text message this morning, which said something like this:
Some relations are like Raymond's,
- since 1925.
Some are like ICICI Bank
- from 8 AM to 8 PM.
But very few are like LIC
- Zindagi ke saath bhi, zindagi ke baad bhi!!!!
I realised that this is so true. These are the relations we all truly cherish, yet we barely realise all this in our daily routine.
Sometimes, we think we hurt ourselves by assuming some relationships are the timeless ones, whereas they turn out to be short lived ones. Once the context changes, the relationship whithers away. And it could pain quite a lot because one would have selflessly invested ones' emotions in it, yet one feels used like a tissue paper.
But some relationships withstand and transcend context and time. These are the relationships that are truly "relationships". If I look at these relationships, I find very few of these, where unconditional selflessness is there on both sides, the emotional bonding remains strong, despite physical distances. Doesn't one feel the emotional strings of these relationships tugging on you all the time?
It is these relationships one is scared to lose. Isn't that why we don't like seeing our parents age?
But then, little do we realise that these relationships leave a certain glow like a guiding light and warmth that keeps our hearts beating till day we are here..... that is why these relationships are timeless, zindagi ke saath bhi, zindagi ke baad bhi!