Dear Friend Who Knows Me Too Well,


My father once told me that words are easy to be shared because they seldom carry meaning in today’s world. It is the silence we share with people that speaks volumes about our comfort.

There are people in my life who I see, talk to and share time with, each and every day without fail.

They know my coffee habits and remember the sound of my walk too well. But they don’t come even close to the intimacy I share with you.

Many people may be around for me, but it is your inbox that has veiled my weakest moments for me. I don’t have to worry about making small talk regarding the rains and the sunshine with you, because all my storms unfurl for you to calm.

We don’t have to catch up every night over phone. We don’t need to have a thousand pictures of each other on our phones. We might not know the other person’s routine by heart.

But every time you hurt, you will find me around to talk to. Each time I take a leap of faith, I need you to nudge me one step forward. I know the tremble in your voice, as you can see the love in my eyes.

And when people ask me why this is the best relationship to have, I don’t know what to say. Would our friendship be stronger if we spent more time around?

I don’t know.

I do miss you at odd moments, but the fact that you are always a call away is hope enough.

With you, I find home. It doesn’t matter if I am away for too long. I know it’ll feel the same.


No Judgement Call


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