It’s Complicated (2009) was the last movie we saw together. My best friend, Rashmi, and I have known each other for six years. I remember all those late night chats, eating in between class, messenger chats, the joy of SMSes on our first mobile phone, talking about the guys at school, the night-outs and so much more.
But now things have changed. We don’t talk as much, since we have all grown up. When I approached her about this, she said we have lost that bond. She felt that I had a lot of best friends, but she had only one. I thought, my best friend is always with me, but she never felt so because I never told her.
Maybe I lacked expression or maybe she expected too much. We started out with our careers and I was too busy to understand all this. Maybe she was not wrong; maybe I was right. But things went wrong somewhere. Maybe time was the reason. Is there nothing like friendship left?
Or is it my ego that doesn’t allow me to apologise and get it over with. But why should I apologise when I am not the one who has made a mistake. Should I give in to her demands or wait for her to do the same. Whose turn is it? It’s complicated.
But for the best friends who read this one, in case you are expecting your best friend to express their love for you, please don’t and know that they love you already. And for those like me who lack expression, tell your loved ones how you feel.