Friday, December 5, 2008

As the curtains close

This is my last week in college. Only six days left now, before I pack my bags and leave this place forever. It has been my home for almost four years now. I remember how unenthusiastic and down in dumps I was after my lack lusture performance in IIT JEE. The depression was so deep that I wasnt ready to even look at BITS. It was a lousy second option for me. But beggars can't be choosers. I had decided not to waste another year preparing for IIT, so I came down to BITS Goa. The only exciting prospect about joining this college was its location. I just wanted to party and make up for the time I had lost while in school preparing for IIT. That is pretty much was I did in my first year. Met some really nice people, made some amazing friends and did a whole lot of masti.

The hours spent on footpath with friends, the lunches and dinners outside and in the mess, movies in the audi (or for that matter any program), brunches in the cafe after labs, walks (will always remember the one from D-Link to the campus at 9 in the night), children's park, the not-so surprising-surprise birthday parties, the scintillating blue-pink-red-orange clear skies with a few white cotton ball clouds floating in the daytime and stars in the night, the hangouts- Nescafe, Monginis and Juice Center, the corridors outside C-wing classrooms where I studied for tests, the cool breeze throughout the day, there is sooo much I am gonna miss. I know it sounds cliched but it does seem like it was yesterday when I first drove inside the campus with my dad. He was trying hard to convince me that I had come to a good place and was in good hands. I had hated him for saying that and had hated coming here, so far from home. But now, I am in love with this place. There is nothing I would want taken away from my college years. It has been a wonderful journey. This place has sheltered me for as long as it was possible. The transition into the outside world has to be made. But nothing can lessen the pain of leaving this place behind. As I think of leaving, I remember the words of a song by Ryan Cabrera

Four years later
Time goes by fast
Got my memories
And they will last
I try to keep it simple
'cause I hate goodbyes
I try to keep it simple by
Telling myself that

I… I will remember you
And all of the things that we’ve gone through
There is so much I can say
But words get in the way
So if we're not together
I will remember you
I will remember… you

We’re a picture
In my mind
When I want to find you
I just close my eyes
You’ll never be that far from me
So don’t say goodbye 'cause
You’ll never be that far from me
I’m telling myself

I… I will remember you
And all of the things that we’ve gone through
There is so much I can say
The words get in the way
So were not together
I will remember… you

You were there when I needed a friend
Thank you thank you
I never told you how much that meant
Gotta thank you thank you

I… I will remember you
And all of the things that we’ve gone through
There is so much I can say
The words get in the way
So

I… I will remember you
And all of the things that we’ve gone through
There is so much I can say
The words get in the way
We’re not together
I will remember you
We’re not together
I will remember you


As the curtains close, and this chapter of my life life ends, I am filled with both saddness and joy. Right now the joy is lesser than the pain of saying godbye. I will remember you- is all that I can say now to this place and to my brilliant friends who've made four years in the campus memorable. I will remember you.

7 comments:

Tanaya said...

u made me all psenti :'(
ur frnds will remember u too darling... dunno wht i will do widout u ppl next sem...
btw, remember d note that u slid under my door on d last day of 3rd year? came across it a few days back... all d memories came back again...

charlie said...

:) sweet post.

Danny said...

yeah.. it took me months to get over it!! but u never knw.. life beyond might be more fun!! jus like u never expected bits 2 be so much fun!! all the best!!

CVK said...

excellent post

Deepak said...

Yeah.........college days will never come back !!

Deepak said...
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NAL'I'n'I' said...

@tanu: memories are meant to take you back and remember the good times :)

@charlie n cvk: thanks :)

@danny: thanks n i hope it does turn out to be hundred times better :)