Friends be it real or imaginary do add colour to our life, ain't they ?
"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
-- Elbert Hubbard
I happened to read this topic on imaginary friends , somewhere online sorry i dont have the link for that . It was about children having imaginary friends.
As a matter of fact it is a lovely concept .. for i did have imaginary friends and do have too :).
Friends are really the best people one can have in his/her lifetime. We meet strangers in life right since our birth and sometimes we develop a special bond with them and they become an inseparable part of our life. We may lose contacts with them in person but surely those memories would remain evergreen. Why would one need a friend ? One needs a friend to share , care and be with when everything goes awry , and when everything goes beautiful ! To say happily that i have won the nobel prize , i have got married , i have published a book , released an album !! well we would love to share that with friends .. * yes vodafone ads these days say the same. :)
Friends are wanted and searched for when one feels low , one wants a shoulder to weep , to feel the strength with the hands held together conveying the message in silence that '' come what may , i will be there for you'!
One could have many friends but would be blessed with only very special few and that is life .
Be it real friends or imaginary they do add more spice and joy to one's life.
Btw what or who is an imaginary friend. Any one who is not there , who cant be touched felt and seen by others are imaginary :D simple yes . Some say God , is my friend. Yes , imaginary yet again , not that God doesnt exist, He is there for sure ! but not all see and feel Him , so if i say He is my friend then it means He is there for me , i can feel Him .. see Him the way i want :)
Some say Diary is their friend and they share their life , moments and memories by writing , scribbling , prattling ...
Children are innocent and are so pure at heart ( so were we as kids) and hence they just talk to some one out of their thoughts like being and enacting as teacher , they teach their students who dont exist ! :) As we grow, though few of us continue our bond with imaginary friend, we dont explicitly show that to the world because it would be called craziness! also known that once we start school life and get ''real'' friends then the imaginary fades away .
Having imaginary friends is a real good thing . Studies reveal that as kids , if they have imaginary friends , they tend to increase and develop the linguistic talent and converstational abilities.It is not just for that , imaginary friends help one in reasoning out , gives more confidence , makes one ask more questions and yes helps one search for reasons.
As adults , once we feel that imaginary friends dont exist , may be that s when we start losing the child in us . I dont know if i am right or wrong but i do accept i do have imaginary friends and i love them too. Well it neednt be a person , it neednt be any particular character , lots of friends and imaginary friends are there with me even when i am alone .. where ever be it .
I remeber as a kid , a big red teddy bear was my best friend, i used to talk to him (dont know why i thought he was he :D ). Then came the boy in the sailing boat , then it was small puppy( not real ) i still have that sailing boat boy had named him Johny, yes a name that was from the nursery rhyme.
Then slowly with the path unfolding ... that is me growing in the way of life , graduating and now working i still have imaginary friends. I speak to the stars and i guess they do listen to me , i can sense the trees when the leaves dance and wave , the wind that whispers , the note books where i scribble, the books i read the God whom i pray , the music .... well even HP !:D
I dont know if this would sound funny and weird but then it is not . It is not that one needs to speak out aloud to the world for the stars and moon and trees to hear , just a thought within one would do . Dont they say music helps in trees and plants growing better and easier ?
Yes imaginary friends are real lovely companions, companions who would be with you even as you sleep .. even the eternal sleep !!
I am sure each of you have friends .. but then must say we are all lucky , lucky ones to be blessed with "TRUE FRIENDS" ( Yes i am blessed one with not just imaginary ones but some best best friends :) ) . Now imaginary or real ... doesnt matter ! :) you have a true friend and then what more do you want ? :)