The man called Noon

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Sherry Sherry..heheh that NEVER failed to crack you up, remember?
Ok, so i have been meaning doing to do this for a while now. But how do you say good bye to someone you have’nt even gotten over saying hello to, you know what i mean?
How does one, i still cant fathom the words for what i want to say-the mere thought is so unbelievable- and yet, there is no escaping it anymore…How does one bid farewell to somebody they literally carried in their arms?
But i guess, that, is the essence of life, blink and you miss it.
They say that your life flashes before your eyes before you are about die.
I have always treated that with a fair sprinkling of salt and skepticism. But just this once, i would like, with all my heart to believe that ‘old-wives tale’.
I hope you did see all your life sherry, because i would like to believe that i was in it, maybe for a few brief split seconds. But you gotta agree, man were those seconds great, right?
I may not have been there at the end- yes im still pissed off at you for leaving without a formal goodbye, us seniors get some priority after all:P-but i was definitely there at the beginning..You used to get exasperated of the countless times i used to remind you about how i used to give you rides on my cycle when i couldnt even ride it myself..How i taught you all the cool things i used to learn? Shooting competitions with my Daisy BB gun, boxing matches, cricket matches, football matches..i was tough on you but you never backed down man…
And before i knew it, you were the one teaching me stuff. Like the time you made me drive my foxy all the way from LUMS to your house without stopping, because i hadnt as yet learned how to stop the car once id started:P
And how about that time i got into a fight during the soccer match at LUMS and in the wild melee that followed i found you and Taaz also throwing punches:P I didnt even know you were there…
You were the ultimate ‘playa’ and we used to make fun of you for it..’shahrukh’ ..’chandu’..’nauman puttar’..i still cant believe how little you were when you managed saadia’s shadi while i was away..all the driving..the dances, the arrangements…you were our family’s go-to-guy!!!
Hehe you used to hit on girls bigger than you in LUMS and i used to be in awe of you! And how about our late night drives and movies and talks and just hanging out? Now who do you expect me to do all that with?
You were going to teach me so much more man, i was still being the macho self to tell you how much i love you. I know that you knew that i did, but still, im still mad at you for this ..once again you have left us all speechless with just how wonderful you were, and stupid for not appreciating you enough.
But enough of the crying and nostalgia! This ones for my brother, the Shaheed..lets celebrate your glory just the way you lived your life, with a BIG smile and an even bigger heart…
Do look down upon us from time to time jigger, it gets kinda gloomy at times and i could use your company. You have left big boots to fill brother, pray that i live up to be worthy enough of being your cousin…and big brother…

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