Is your college gang still intact?

Throwback to your college days.
Rewind to the first day of college.
A couple of new friends.
Forward to the end of the first month.

Throwback to your college days.
Rewind to the first day of college.
A couple of new friends.
Forward to the end of the first month.
A huge group that used to hang out each week and mass bunks that showed their unity. You called them “my kind of people”.
Forward to end of the first year.
Fall-outs.
Relationships.
A group of fifteen turned to a group of seven.
Fast forward to the last semester.
Seven reduced to three.
Back to the present.
Where are they now?

You’re busy in your life. Your job’s killing the guts out of you. You’re dragging your butt to the same old cubicle each day with your ambitions and dreams shoved down in the right bottom corner of your desk in the study of your home which once used to be your escape from the world outside, the easel to your canvas, the stand to your guitar, the base to your diaries.
Somewhere in that study, upon that desk, in between those old dusted books are your memories trapped in photographs and letters and hand-made greeting cards you.
Do you even remember?

There was a time when you used to go to college only if ‘your people’ are. Now?
Now even if you bump into someone from those days or see someone walking across the road, do you walk up to them and greet or do you just face the other side and mind your own business?

Now let’s take a peek into the future ahead.
When you’re sixty and retired and have nothing to do with all the free time in the world, wouldn’t some company of good ol’ friends be a good option to have?

Life is not going to shower friends in your life.
Life is only going to shower opportunities to have friends that last forever.
What would you choose?

About the author: Archit Arora is a final-year student of English Literature at Delhi University and an all-around intern at MYOLO. He can usually be found using our only office desktop, as he sings Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’, certainly louder than Sheeran himself, and at times better than him too.

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