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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Friday Angels


You and I. We discussed how we categorize our friends in this post. But did we talk about uncategorized friends at all? Friends who are just there....friends who may or may not come out for sushi.....friends who we do not know will come watch a movie....friends who we think about often but hardly talk to....friends who are friends.

I had a couple friends that I had categorized as "Friday night movie/dinner friends." And it was on a Friday, I found out that they were more than that. Friday of last week was a BAD FRIDAY. It was the day my symptoms of a "severe kidney infection" displayed themselves. I have often wondered who would care if I did not come home for two days but never answered the passing thought. On Friday, I found out.

Friday morning, I called S and told him to come pick me up from school. He came promptly no questions asked. On my way home, I told him about my condition, how unwell I was, and blah blah. At home, N and S discussed my condition, made quick plans of what they should feed me, and attended to me, all without being asked to. Ok..that is for humanity's sake, I suppose.

I think the cause of humanity was carried too far. One of them stayed by my side constantly. They checked my temperature at regular intervals. They gave me medication per schedule. They even bribed me with bourbon biscuits when I threw tantrums. And they constantly reassured me that I would be fit and fine the next morning.

They were wrong. I had to be taken to the hospital the next morning. Any guesses who took me? Any guesses who stayed there the entire time? Any guesses who ate only cookies and cereal bars in the hospital so that they don't leave me alone when they go out to grab something to eat? Any guesses who ran to the pharmacy for more medication? Any guesses who went and bought edible food for me? Any guesses who took complete care of me? S and N.

Oh wait! Do you think this is shortlived? 5th day in a row and still going strong. Same treatment. Same concern. Same care. Yes...humanitarian attitude carried too far. This is an angelic attitude.
And angels cannot be categorized. They can only be thanked for coming into your life and being there when you needed them the most. In a world where coochie cooing on the phone with a boyfriend, watching FRIENDS on TV, going to the gym, and cooking a lavish meal is more important than dropping a quick phone call to ask a friend how she is feeling, such angels are far, few, and rare.

On Friday I found out that I had angels in my life. Bad Friday was not that bad actually.

60 Words of Wisdom:

humbl devil said...

2 and counting...
:)

Satish Bolla said...

it's a known fact that real faces n frnds show up only at the time of distress. u never know who's who until the time comes when u really need them.
comin to u, seems that u r still ill. we all miss u. get well soon with the help of ur angels.

Mez said...

Wonderful..Are they readin this or u plan to thank 'em in some other special way?

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

very nice post. touchy..:) i'm glad for you!
oh yes, lovely song in the background. totally appropriate! :)

cheers! :) how u doin now?

Lena said...

only situations like that let us find out who are angels in our lives. You are lucky to have these ones and maybe even more :)

sweet post!

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AmitL said...

Hi,Solitaire-angels,indeed!Friends like that are rare to find.Hats off to them.

**They even bribed me with bourbon biscuits when I threw tantrums.

Did you actually eat the bourbons?

TC and get well soon.

Iceman said...

now that u have the angels...
get well soon...

Sam said...

a frnd in need is a frnd indeed... i think the statement jst got vindicated!!

Nirmal's Blog said...

u remeber i said during ur last post...
its not important that ever4utime same friend comes up when u r in trouble....

nice to read that ur frien count is increasing..

Romila said...

Hope you are up and about now? And S & N are really angelic. Sometimes, situations throws more light on who are and how many angelic friends we have.

vishesh said...

that is so sweet of them....a friend in need,is a friend indeed...

c e e d y said...

Am happy for you....

Best of luck on your complete recovery - sometimes if one removes the expectations for certain hopes - one can find that friendship is the most valuable gift...

and yes these roommates are the real extended family we lonely souls here in the US really have....so kudos to them

Pavi!!!! said...

Touchwood ! Glad that unexpected ppl stood by you during the tough times! But isn't that how it alwayz is! The truth is one is (almost)never alone..Therez an angel lurking around in the corner who would come to rescue!

n its imp that one recognises that effort and appreciates it. U did that! So be guaranteed that all life thru' u will have plenty of such angels around u!

TC gurl...have a good one.

Sunshine said...

Amen.

Karthik S said...

There are so many persons out with angel hearts....we need a time and place to find out them. And you are lucky you have found a few....

Im still in search... I think I need a bad friday :-)

Its good to see u r fine...Take care.

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

su thayu tane???

you ok??

make sure you take your angels on a special treat once u r up n running :)

aneri_masi said...

Thats so sweet of them! Am glad they showed up for you too!

carolinagal said...

Glad you are feeling better now Sol!
Nice to see the smiling face again :)

rayshma said...

guardian angels. absolutely! :)
take care, gurl! :)

Me-too said...

Its comforting to know that you are blessed with such angels in your life. Get well soon!!

Pri said...

ahh! yes not a bad friday at all :)
u rediscovered your true friends


cheers!!
how are u feeling now?

Mansi Trivedi said...

Very nice....:)
how are you feeling now sneha?
And why did you change the layout? i liked the blue and green better :)
take care...

debasish.. said...

U never realize when frens bcum gud-frens.And dats the beauty of it. Get well soon.

Neeku said...

You are very blessed :)and may you always be blessed!!!! Hope you get well soon :)

Take care of your self :)

APOO said...

Hmmm...

Hope u r feeling better now!

Sweetstickychewy said...

A very heartwarming post Solitaire.:)

i guess the best times to find the angel within a friend is in our more hard and trying times. This are mates who will stick by and walk with u through thick and thin.

Juz a special few.=)

rahul said...

"a friend who cares, nutures,
irrespective of your creed
don't take them as humans
They are of an angelic breed"

....it just came out reading your post

Keshi said...

aww how nice to know that..HUGZ! I hv angels in my life too..and my blog friends are some of those angels.

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Humble, yup!!

@ Satish, awww. Thank you!! I miss everyone here too. Gradually making my way back up.

@ Mez, they did read this and will do something special for them too.:)

@ Busy, thank you! Doing much better. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Lena,yeah! I am so grateful to God. thank you!

@ Mel, you never answered my question. Is your site porn free now?

@ Amit, I did!! haha! I never eat them but this time I did!

@ Iceman, almost there!

Solitaire said...

@ Sam, :)

@ Nirmal, my friend count was always high. Just that I did not know it. :)

@ Romila, yeah! Up and about. Truly blessed to have S and N in my life.

@ Vishesh, very very sweet friends. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy, thank you! Always had bad experiences with roommmates. Lately, a lot of them. But S and N have gone far and beyond what one would expect from them. And yes you are right. I did not expect anything and hence whatever they chose to gave me was such a blessing.

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi, thank you dear. I have always been blessed with angels in my life at every bad turn in my life. I am so grateful to god for that. However, I know that life is so unpredictable that I never expect any angel to pop up from anywhere. I was so much in pain during my entire episode that I was not even bothered about who would help me get through it. I just wanted medical help and I got so much more above and beyond that.

Solitaire said...

@ Sunshine, :)

@ Karthik, god forbid you ever have to go through a bad friday to know who your angels are. I hope you find them in a much nicer way. I am not complaining though. I know that everything happens for the good and maybe that is the good that came out of this entire episode.

Solitaire said...

@ Rahul, you did not read the previous post? Had severe kidney infection. :( But am fine now. Yes. Will do something special for them when I am up and about. But I am sure more than that, I will always keep them close to my heart. Even if years from now, we are not in touch, will always remember what my special friends did for me during my hard times.

Solitaire said...

@ Aneri masi, thank you!!! How have you been? Long time since you updated your blog.

@ Carolinagal, much better now. Thanks!!

@ Rayshma, thank you!!

@ Me-too, yeah its been a great revelation to me.

Solitaire said...

@ Pri, yeah! I am sure you understand how horrible it is to have a kidney infection. Yeah, I was in the hospital on fluids and iv antibiotics. Was weak up until yesterday. Much better today! Back to routine tomorrow. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Mansi, feeling much better. Your hugs also helped. :) I had conducted a poll and more people did not like the layout. :(
I was bored of it too. So changed it. You don't like this one? Will change it in a few days. I am not totally satisfied with it either.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi, yes..since you and I are so alike, I am sure you have plenty of angels in your life. I also have some blog angels in my life who sent good wishes and hugs across for a speedy recovery..and some also sent kisses. :)

@ Apoo, I am! Thank you!

Solitaire said...

@ Rahul, your words? Very apt!!! They just came out?? Man! Either you are too good or my post is wonderful. ;) Take your pick.

@ Sweetsticky, absolutely correct. It is only in these times that we find out who are angels, who are friends, who acquaintances, and who foes!!

Solitaire said...

@ Debasish, thank you!! I am much better now.

@ Neeku, yeah I was and just did not know it!! Thank you! Hope your life is getting back to normalcy too!

Sam said...

Hey, glad to know taht you are better and congrats for recognising your angels.. :) Take care..

badshah khan said...

So how r u doing now ....Things back to Normal ....anyway take care ....

Anjuli said...

The best post from u so far!

REALLY REALLY TOUCHED ME!

Lovely!

u are blessed and very very lucky!

gunj said...

count ur blessings :)

Enigma said...

hope u r fine now...ya its true that in such times only u find the rare true angels...and its a blessing to have them around...

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

i love this post... i especially love how you ended this with "angels cannot be classified."

hugs!!! hope you get well soon...

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Am In Trance said...


Angels Left The Heaven Long Ago..
Yea, They Live In Earth Now..!!
Angels Banished Dreams Forever..
Yea, They Found Our Hearts Now..!!

TakeCare..!! God Bless Ya..!!
:)

Solitaire said...

@ Sam, thank you!

@ Badshah, yes pretty much. thank you.

@ anjuli, yes I am! thank you!

@ Gunj, counting and remembering them everyday.

SambY said...

lucy u are to have angels by ur side...

Shruti said...

One is blessed to have such friends around them.. genuinely caring. Girl, you are blessed. How's your health now by the way?

Coco said...

There are angels everywhere!!

Glad to see that you are feeling better...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Take Care!

nik said...

good on you .. that you're feeling better and you have two elves who took such great care of you. :)

on a side note, i realized that your elves show a good degree of interest in reporting your blog comments as well.

Solitaire said...

@ Samby, hahah! Lucy kaun hai? Lucky toh main hoon.

@ Shruti, much much better, thank you!

@ Coco, yeah..my faith in them just got reaffirmed. :)

@ Nik, yes my elves did quite a bit. They also had their own little helpers who they prolly reported to during casual conversation.

Solitaire said...

@ Am in trance, nice words!!! Cool! Thanks!

@ Bubbles, thank you!!! I am much better now.

@ Enigma, very true. Am doing much better now.

Nightingale said...

Shooooo Shweet of them.
Nice post. Have a look on my blog too

Ps said...

Glad you have such people in your life.And it is always the difficult times that separates the true friends from the fair weather ones.
Hope you're doing fine now.

elusive said...

2 and counting! n hey hope u r all fine now :)