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Stranger, so long.

Different people travel with different travel philosophies. Some travel because they want to take a break from their planned, daily lives, some to satiate their adventure gene. Some, because they are still not sure of what they want in their life, and are hoping that travel would provide them with that one unique experience which will guide them for the rest of the lives. And some, as I have recently read, want to collect flag from every country.

Some want to maximize the number of countries they have visited as a boost to their already inflated egos. For some, it is the best way to form life long friendships, forged on the hardships of the road and mutual mischief in a foreign land. This post is aimed at someone who associates with the latter.

I will be your perfect friend for today, but don’t expect me to call/mail after we have departed from our common ground. I will laugh with you, I will hold your words dearly, we will do the stupid dance together till we make fools of ourselves in front of everyone out here. We might exchange addresses before leaving, depending on how this ends, so that whenever we are in each other cities, we can give each other a call for a coffee.  But I will appreciate if you leave any of our future interactions on chance. It will be much more meaningful to both of us. On this pint of beer, let’s try to make it as one memorable night of our lives. Tell me about yourself, tell me about your plans and tell me about your insecurities and in return, expect a frank third person opinion from someone who holds no grudges against you. Oh me, well we have the entire night to ourselves, don’t we?

And I will be true to my promise. I will give my complete attention to someone, try to sort out his problems, will profusely tell him about my life, value his opinions, try to act on his suggestions in my life to come. But I would like to limit the entire experience to that raw, nascent form without dragging it to something ordinary.

And the night ends. Stranger, so long.


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