was watching sex & d city y'day. i'd never seen it before, but now that i'm catching up on that, i realise why it was such a huge success. if u live in a place like bbay, u can SO relate to carrie bradshaw & her friends. more so, if u're a single woman in the big bad city.
maybe the sexual escapades are magnified to suit NY/America or the audience preferences *whichever!*, but the overall thread of the serial is SO relatable! it eerily makes me miss my hey days. when i was single, footloose & fancyfree!
i miss all those vodka-with-sprite/tequila shot evenings. i miss the days we've walked, talked, walked-d-talk, danced till the wee hours of the morning, fought for "mirror space" in discs *poly's, club 9, goa...*, drunk ourselves silly, cried openly, laughed *with or without reason*, reflected on the past, wondered about the future, tried to figure out life & it's myriad complications, ordered ice-creams past mid-night *ONLY to see if they deliver at that hour*, flirted just for d sake of flirting, teased each other over non-existent crushes, hated each other, loved each other, watched each others' backs all the time...
we've been envied by other not-so-single women. we've, at times, envied those women. wanted to know what it's like to be in their shoes. waited for our prince charming to come driving by *who wud wanna get on a horse in bbay?* & sweep us off our feet! and still wanting to retain our independence. the working hard, so we could party harder! partying till the wee hours of the morning only to be in at work, alert & fresh by 9:00 the next morning. sharing our darkest secrets, laughing at jokes only we understand, going clothes shopping during lunch hours, *after eating, of course!* so you cud party at night post work. the nautankii that passed off for attitude. the attitude, which passed off as nautanki! it seems like such a long time ago. almost a different day & age. and maybe, it was. but the memories will always be as fresh in my mind. and they transport me to a time when i could be *and was* reckless, carefree and single.
as john lennon once said: "life is what happens to you when u're busy making other plans." life may be very different now, and i will never be single again. but those days will always be missed.
p.s.: this piece is dedicated to V. life wouldn't be the same without you. u rock, babes!