I look around and suddenly I realise that I am comfortable here. I have made many friends, a few close ones; I can be myself, I am respected for who I am and what I do.
And just a few years back I had thought this was impossible.
It’s true, what they say: patience pays. Acting on an impulse would have resulted in me leaving within 6 months of my arrival. It’s a miracle I stayed.
It’s been more than two years now, and this feels like home. I belong here. But I know the time to move on will come. Friends will leave. And so will I…
These two odd years here have taught me more than I had ever imagined I would learn.
But more than anything else, I have learnt to trust again. I have re-learnt to reach out when I am alone. I have discovered people, friends, who are willing to accept me for who I am. Most importantly, I have re-learnt to accept faults in people, and love them inspite of everything, just for being the people they are.
I am glad we all landed up here at Origami and became friends.
Ben and Kumti, I love you both and I pray to God that this love doesn’t wear out. Ever.
Kumti and Ben in Origami