Worst, for the best of us

A phone call is all it takes, to change lives forever. Sometimes it pushes you in an ocean of scary uncertainty with statements like “Kohli, Navneet ko kuchh hua hai, koi kuchh bata nai raha” (Kohli, something has happened to Navneet, no one is telling me anything).

Other times, the voices from the other side are calm and composed. They silently throw you into emptiness. They just state the fact as they are. They can be as simple as “nahi” (no)  when you desperately shout to the other person, “is he alive or not!?”.

Last year, it was a dear friend. This time, on the first anniversary of that friend, is a senior. The times when you are forced to believe that the worst happens to the best of us, you are consumed by both despair and fearlessness. You stop believing in everything you thought to be obvious till now. Suddenly, lung cancer and smoking seem completely unrelated. Drinking and driving start causing deaths to innocents rather than the culprits.

The fond memories of laughter, discussions, let downs, guidance do remain with us, but the reality of God’s cruelty haunts the heart in nights. 

Navneet and Sagar, wherever you are, hope you keep making lives of others beautiful like you did with us 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Worst, for the best of us

  1. story teller October 27, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    This is heart breaking. ..Take care, sometimes leaving things upto fate is all we can do..

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature October 28, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Wow, Prateek. This is so so sad! I’m very sorry.

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  3. milliethom December 5, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    So sorry to hear of another loss, Prateek.

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  4. shambhavi31 January 16, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Take care. Life leaves a big void in our lives when it takes away the life of another close to us. 😦

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  5. Sudakshi De Zoysa March 14, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Hey Prateek, it has been a while since I last visited your blog. And guess what? This piece cut right into me because I lost a friend on the 27th of October last year. He was walking along the pavement when a motorbike hit him. His leg broke, but he didn’t die because of the accident. He died due to hospital negligence. I can imagine what you are going through. I’m sorry for your loss. Hold it together..
    Sudakshi.

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