This is dedicated to both.
Awe inspiring film.
Am I finally going to quit? It started a long time ago, innocently. It was really those walks back from the mess after dinner. To our little apartment at Kothrud, Pune, India. Me and a bunch of guys. Randomly at the panwaari.
It was, at the beginning, just a way to show that we had come of age. That we were adults. Then it became a reliever of angst. At that point, mostly, teenage angst. Whatever that means.
Then came the travel outside one’s comfort zone. Home. America. And it became something of a way to connect with a way of life back home that was constantly under pressure.
And it hung on. Through trials and tribulations. Through joys. Victories and drunken trysts.
And then, one day, your daughter tells you that she will give you “God Steps” kissies – to her little mind, it is more than infinite – if you let go. Which is when one realizes that your friend of 2 decades, isn’t worth carrying on with.
So will I? December 31st is the date. To let go, finally.