As I was going through my diary, I found a note from 2 years back, dated 2nd of February 2011, written in my hand writing that was quoted for me from a fellow mate. I immediately remembered what it was. In grade VIII we were asked to describe any one classmate in a single paragraph.
One of my classmates described ‘me’ and it went like this: “She has a really good accent of the language she uses, she has curly hair and a loud voice, and she participates in each and every thing she likes. She always tries to adjust with everyone; she has a very wide smile, when she smiles everything around me is smiling, even me. She is a person who is perfect though no one is. I am blessed with a friend who is charming, honest, loyal, good natured, and awesome. I love her and I want her to be with me, always present in my life.
First of all this is not self-praising and secondly I truly do not deserve what she said about me. When I read this, it brought back a flood of memories of last year. I realized how much things had changed from that day to now. It was simply indescribable.
The thing that made me sad about this was that the person who had written this for me had left school. It was Zainab Hamid, the one who had spectacles, with a bit dark complexion but quite a charm in her personality and appearance. She was a bit plump and I could hug her like she was a teddy-bear. She was the happy-go-lucky one; I can still remember her laughing at my queer jokes. Her laugh was a unique one, as she used to laugh her heart out like me.
At times when I talk to her, I feel such a relief, as she makes me a stronger person; the one who is trust-worthy and gives the right suggestions. I don’t have words to tell her that how much I miss her. I treasure her friendship and will always do.
I hope she receives the best out of everything and may happiness follow her to the end.
Dedicated to you, my friend.
Sincerely yours, Ruqaiya Lokhand.