Thursday, October 16, 2008

Password + Confirm + Delete

LAST MONTH, I said farewell to a 3-year long alliance. It was difficult to let go but I was able to do it. Time made it considerably easy. When I look back, in these three years, the first two were like a party. However, the last one year was marked by suspicions, doubts, apprehensions, fear, anxiety, fickleness, boredom, refusal to comply, etc., etc., etc. One fine day last month, it took one trigger to end it all.

Now that all is over, and considering that it took a while to decide to split, I don’t feel any bitterness. In fact, I have rid myself of many guilt traps. The time is not right, the time is past "right", I have told myself.

I have rid myself of the guilt of not answering text messages, of not returning phone calls, of not trying hard enough, and of having “grown up”. I accept that there are many other people, including my own friends who are having a ball of a time. Long live their unions and re-unions. For me it is a no turning back!

It was good while it lasted. It brought some important people back into my life. Needless to say I put in a lot of efforts to find them and I am happy that I found them—people I have shared my tiffin with 18 years ago, people I have created sweet memories with before disappearing for an intermittent period....... what more can I ask for.......

Well if you have not guessed it already, here comes the clincher...... LAST MONTH, I deleted my Orkut. It wasn’t too difficult. Password + Confirm + Delete!!

3 comments:

My ramblings... said...

Its intersting - how you look at Orkut - so SERIOUSLY!!!!

Orkut or Facebooks - are like a online community. People who love to be part of the commuity all the time - it serves them well. For some - its a useful space to share their photographs. For some - its a shortcut to friendships or a way of keeping acquaintainces alive by sending short messages... Me - I was never consumed by it so much. In the beginning it served to get in touch with school friends. But then with some there was nothing more to share other than the 'small talk'. And I was never good at small talk. So...deleting my orkut account was quite easy...

I continue to be on Facebook - to be able to see albums of others...

Vandya said...

Good one with a twist.

A very cool cat said...

I never knew you even were on Orkut! :O

It gets very boring after the initial novelty wears off - I'm a regular because it's brought me back in contact with tons of schoolmates and old friends, people I seriously thought I'd never meet again. And this is the one way we can keep in touch. But I agree - it's hardly an integral part of one's life.