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Anna Schilling is a model. Some of her work can be found at Fusion Models. Portraits taken at her apartment in Manhattan.

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Why a girl needs her friends

April 19, 2012 § 10 Comments

Moving on from the ‘BFF’ chubby cheeky gooey sweet idea… there is and always has been more to girl friends than that.

Before I got married and came here, I had lived in the same city for 24 years. And 24 years in one city entails a few things. You know your way around town, you meet familiar people when you go out, you know the city’s way of life….    AND you have really old friends.

I ve had friends since I was a kid. I mean real ones. Not the ones that you make just along the way to have company. I used to have so many friends and held them so special and close to my heart… one day as a kid my father warned me it was gonna screw my perspective and I was gonna lose focus. But I ‘m glad to say he was wrong. I m proud of the fact that I have friends who can do anything for me and for whom I ll do anything. But it is not even just that…

You see, after you are all grown up and done with delusional ideas about life that you had as a teenager (teenage – the time when you were super sensitive and even the slightest littlest off thing got your world crashing down), and then you grow up (grown up – the time now when you know the realities of life and face them and start thinking super practical)… you have essentially been two different people. Life has altered and changed everything around you and it has definitely changed YOU. And friends are the interface between these two people you were. Friends are the interface between these two and many other different people you may become over time. They are the only ones who have seen you evolve. They understand. Without judgement.

Now this is true for everyone. But there’s something about girlfriends. I ve always believed everyone needs a girl-friend. Even guys need a girl-friend! There’s something about old friends that makes you be completely at comfort and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I remember during busy weeks how I would run to see my friend early saturday  morning. It was my rewind moment. Meeting over coffee at Rupali and chatting away to glory. Over absolutely anything. She was my partner in interesting stuff – plays, books, movies, flowers. It’s not these things though. What makes a friendship special is that you are completely yourself, the other person is not judging you, you have the best conversations, you can let down your guards. And sometimes you don’t even have to talk. You can just sit quietly on a green hilltop or at the side of a lake and enjoy the air and the view and not bother to talk. Old friends are the ones that recognize your chocolate craving. They don’t bother you if you don’t call for days. They know you just want to stay alone. And when you re done you just pick up from there. And sometimes after months, even years, you can simply pick up from where you left. It doesn’t matter,  coz you know deep down you have and will always have that connection.

A deep bond that will never break over any number of years. Anything else might change, but friends are for life.

They ll tell you when you are wrong. But they ll also tell you when you are right. She ll tell you the hideous shirt looks hideous. She ll tell you that you are the prettiest. She ll come with you to do random stuff. Lie on your back on Marine drive. Hunt books. Have impromptu dance sessions. Funny click moments. Argue. Turn up at your door with chocolates to comfort. Laugh till you have tears in your eyes over the silliest things. Go for jogs. Go for long walks. Goes flower gathering with you. Gives you her favorite pencil. Gives you her favorite book. Introduces you to lip color. Scolds you for being laid-back. You need her to share. She makes angry big eyes at you when you don’t try enough to get what you wanted. She’s the one who smiles with you when you tell her you are in love.

And she’s the one who tells you to follow your dreams no matter what happens.

Wish list for people I know.

March 14, 2010 § 5 Comments

Wish list for people I know.. take it with a pinch of salt if you are one of them. 😛

-I wish Katie acknowledges that I am just as indispensable to her as she is to me. 😛

-I wish Wish quits smoking, eats better and never swears.. in that order. And also wish he treats me to cake soon.

-I wish mon Pere finishes his book.

-I wish AP realizes that the boundaries set around her she cribs about are her own.. she only has to see that to realize her full potential. Which is far greater than she thinks. I also wish she doesn’t talk to me in her office lingo… coz I don’t understand it!

-I wish Deedee wouldn’t worry so much. It’s all going to be fine because he’s with her for always.

-I wish Mon Frere and his better half stay like now for always… these two dodos totally deserve each other. Heh. Kidding.. They really deserve each other… amazing pair.

-I wish Bee returns home soon. Period. I also wish she finds him soon.

-I also wish Mon Frere realizes that the slave is a slave only because she likes him to believe he’s the master. 😛

-I wish MO never visits her past again. She’s so much happier now. M happy for her.

-I wish Mr. Fellow Owl visits more wonderful places and writes to me… complete with the amazing sketches. 

-I wish Mana wasn’t somewhere far off. But I also wish she gets more promotions..

-I wish San. doesn’t doubt his abilities ever again. You are very talented and I know you ll make it to NatG. I just KNOW.

-I wish T realizes stalking is not cool… especially since we are already great friends. 😛  I also wish he gives up the idea of renouncing the world and going off to the mission… instead he could take my advice and become a full-time writer.

-I wish D gets what he wants… and becomes truly happy.

-I wish Purr completes her work and really gets to some interesting work… that interests Her.. I wish we go to the Blue Potter’s society together. I also wish we meet often…

-I wish the next time we play carrom, Nili is on my team and does just as crrazzy stuff as last time. 😛

-I wish Blondie doesn’t have those two people inside his head. May the best man win and rule it. I wish he wouldn’t look at the world with a tinted glass. I also wish he gets the success that he wants. That might make him wiser, perhaps.

-I wish M hadn’t called me and said sorry. It’s just plain silly.

-I wish Guddu doesn’t lose anymore cobras or turtles… I wish she’d call me .

Well. Thats it for now. Mmm.

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