Song to listen to while/before/after reading this — Old Friend, by Angus and Julia Stone
I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I saw the pictures of a couple of friends — Dev, a high school friend, whom I last saw about 8 years back and Anurag, my college friend and batchmate, whom I saw saw 3 years back. It doesn’t usually happen, but as soon as I had seen their pictures, I tried to remember about them — memories I have of them which could tell me how they used to be like, how they acted, the jokes they made, how they behaved, how they were. I couldn’t!
It was a scary thought because, although I’m known to myself for being very forgetful, this was the height of it! How could I not remember!? I was fidgety on the bed that I was sitting in, putting pressure on whatever part of brain is responsible for memories. Then to my respite, some memories came, albeit a little blurry. Is this how you forget friends?