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Sunday, May 08, 2011

There's a heaven above you baby.

I’ve spent 5 years in college. It feels like a lifetime.

When I first came here, I hated it with an unhealthy passion. And then I discovered the people. Some I always disliked. Some I should have avoided to begin with. Some I got to know and like as late as the last month of college. Some, though now estranged, taught me what love and unconditional friendship were really like. And some have been my family and support group and, at times, the only reason I had to wake up every day.

College has been a place in which I could be sad with other people or sad all by myself with an option to step out and be offered a hug, a pep talk, a ridiculous dance or a joint to cheer me up. Where being different was not punished. Where I reached more new highs and lows than I thought were possible. One large comical community that gave me sympathy, understanding, arrogance, unnecessary lip and puppies in equal proportions.

My batch of 80 odd people graduated 2 days ago. Most people are staying back for a few extra days, a little more time to hold on to this dream life we've been living here. Where rules really are meant to be broken on a daily basis, where independence is abused and where relationships with people are overtly and fiercely intense.

A few people leave each day, and it feels like one large dysfunctional sugar cube immersed into a glass of water. People are going away, the real world must be returned to. After growing up and learning and loving and discovering oneself in this little bubble, it’s going to be strange.

As a good friend recently said, I will just have to take the crazy and spread it wherever I go.

Good luck to everyone.

19 comments:

narendra shenoy said...

Superbly written!

Swamy Saran Atul said...

This is something we have all gone through. It may come across as another sugary i-miss-my-school post. It doesn't. Sounds fresh! Now that you've mastered the art of presenting the "known knowns" as the "unknown knowns", get a job in Bollywood. Desperately need good scripts/adaptations!

Gradwolf said...

oh well played. And good luck with the real world! Spread the crazy and that should be enough.

a traveller said...

Love it :) Made me miss college all over again.

Good luck spreading the crazy! :)

Tamanna said...

Funny 4 years since I got out of college and everything you wrote here still holds true for my college days. Life may get better or worse after college (my life runs in troughs and crests ever since), but it's never the same relentless insouciance. Very nicely written, girl!

The New Age Superhero said...

"A few people leave each day, and it feels like one large dysfunctional sugar cube immersed into a glass of water."

WOW!

so much better than "packing my life in a suitcase" :P

Anonymous said...

hostel was the coziest place after the womb. and after that its downright hell. till the next.free

3.14-eater said...

It's college. Yet one wants to let it go with both hands open.

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phatichar said...

A superb 'coming of age' post. Welcome to the real world - you've done your homework well. :-)

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Peachyyy said...

Lovely read.
I got into college a year ago. And I'm dreading the idea of leaving it. :/
had same emotions while leaving school also

Cheers

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Suchismita said...

eems like eons since college but reading this brought it all back. All I can say is that the friends are the funnest part of your whole life.. some of them stick for the wole life too. all the best ..

Anonymous said...

baba re :)

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i hate school alltogehter..

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stacy@singlemom said...

Agree. School feels like forever!

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