Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Graduation Goggles.

Graduation goggles. The relief and nostalgic feeling one has about a time in their life when it is about to end, even if the time was completely miserable.

The tiny, irritating, pervert boss now looks like a caring brother.

The 'dashing rival' who had always wanted to be one step ahead of you, finally breaks down, and shies away from a hug.

The 'stalker-much' says the most kind words and when it is all said and done, you give him a hug and that leaves him blushing red.

The 'next-cubicle' friend tears up; hides herself in the bathroom when it is time for her to say a few words.

The mister 'know-it-all' smiles coyly, winks, and says bye in an affectionate gesture.

And, you stand there amazed at how the events have turned out. It was but a month ago when you had submitted your resignation, feeling a feeling of absolute freedom rising in your guts, signaling the beginning of a fresh start. There you were, singing tunes you thought you had long fogotten. You were feeling the turn of events, how things were in the beginning and how they have eventually turned out to be.

In the present moment, you don't want to remember the backbiting, you don't want to think about the moments when you were made to feel like an outsider, you don't want to remind them the ascent of this team, and you don't even want to talk about the party that you still need to throw.

All of that is set far back- like in a time machine, to be touched only when this day, this moment is over.

Because, today it is about the people who made you laugh till you were hurting in your belly; it is about the inseperable moments which line up one after the other; it is about the witty comments that fly in the air like saucers in a family fight. Mostly, it is about the feeling of losing something that can’t come back until after another resignation.

When the graduation goggles are back in full force.

Share your graduation goggles moments with us in the comments section. 

Have a great day!


  1. No story... Just a smiling congratulations and a hug from far away :)

    1. Thank you Corinne :)

      And, hugs you back.

  2. I admire you for forgetting the negative thoughts especially on the last day. I remember one poem I read on a book and it made me giggle. I'll send it to you via email. LOL. Congrats for a new life and good luck with the bright future ahead. Cheers to that.

    1. It is difficult not to remember all those things... forgive but don't forget, right?