Prompt: If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?

“Hi! “, she said shyly. “Hi! ” came the soft answer.  Silence for some time.

Both were at a party and it was obvious both  did not know too many people around.  Each had arrived with their respective husbands who had promptly deposited them in the ladies corner and disappeared in the general direction of the bar.

After a few more minutes of the companionable silence, Aruna asked the young girl: “What are your hobbies?” “Oh,”  said Deepa – they had by now exchanged first  names – ” I just love books,”  followed by a heartbeat later,” movies and music, too. “

Aruna smiled to herself. “That’s great” she said, eyes sparkling. Soon they were lost in the world of authors, books, movies, singers and songs. Animated conversation followed and the ice was broken like nothing else could have.

Aruna was no longer alone. She had found a friend .

Maybe, for a reason, maybe for a season.

Maybe, for life.


15 thoughts on “Howdy?

      • trablog September 23, 2014 / 8:08 pm

        mention not 🙂
        Well I couldn’t come up with anything realistic like this 😀

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  1. Jill September 23, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    This is beautiful. We find friends in the simplest thing, for example, the same dislike for tuna!

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  2. loupmojo September 23, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Shared interests are a good pool to draw a question from. I especially liked the ‘Maybe for a reason, maybe for a season’ line 🙂

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    • ripplesnreflectiontimes September 24, 2014 / 12:24 am

      Thanks Mojo …yes all friendships need shared interests to maintain and sustain them as well…. 🙂


  3. sweetykannoth September 24, 2014 / 10:14 am

    nice response…I liked the ending too ‘maybe for a reason ,maybe for a season ! ‘….and yeah bobbies area great way to initiate friendships ! 🙂


  4. lifeconfusions September 26, 2014 / 1:06 am

    Loved the way you ended.
    “Aruna was no longer alone. She had found a friend .
    Maybe, for a reason, maybe for a season.
    Maybe, for life.”
    Short and interesting too, I liked it 🙂


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