I was jsut sending a reply to my didi on the loveable sin that is facebook and by the end of the post I had a realisation … i really miss her. Like crazy. I wish i could loot her once again like i used to at Dilli Haat or whisper at her engagement when i saw my jiju for the first time “wah di, what a catch!” … or walk her back to her PG and then half na hour later hear her scream at me for waliing abck home and not taking an auto … or how id make excuses about not having money and shed try n thrust notes into my hand … eating pan with her or making fun of how short she is … God she even almost got me inside a beauty salon once!!!
Missing someone you havent seen in a long while makes sense. But there are other reasons which drove me to think and therefore i write here, clearing my thoughts and searching for the answer as always.
So ive never had a sister. Cousins galore but the ones ive grown close to are all younger than me. I never had too many elder cousins to look upto on a regular basis except for pintu bhaiya so i guess it makes ense that after being the elder brother to all my cousins and Aksay i felt a longing ofr a sister. Somehow sisters have been too special for me in my life and I’ve tried to fill that void up and the life has been lucky to a great extent. Three family friends that i can count have played a phenomenal role in my life, each at their stage. Even they used to be friends but now its a 2-1 division. Sad.
But Rohini di, theres something about her. Pallavi di was there when i was in high school and early college. Shikha di both later and earlier. But Rohini di had just eclipsed out of my life for nearly a decade and half till i found her on Orkut. And ever since i met her during my internships in Delhi shes been everything i could ask for. A friend, counselor and guardian. A friend but she is nothing short of family for me. She’s the cutest little thing and when she scholds something makes me cow down like a little child (or a cow). She’s the advisor ive always looked for. And the fact that her parents are amongst the sweetest and most amazing people ive ever met jsut makes it feel even warmer.
I miss you di, a lot. And knowing I can feel so strongly for you makes me happy. I finally have one of the five people i was searching for. Let the other four make their way through till then ive got my didi. 🙂 🙂 🙂