Friends (mine & hers too!), Dreamers (must!), Countrymen (or not), Lend me your eyes,
I come to celebrate a milestone, another big dream.
(William Shakespeare, please forgive me, I hope I shall not be sued by you when I get to heaven!)
Today, (11:55am on a very hot Sunday morning) as I begin to write put pen to paper on this (delayed by 12 hours) milestone post for one of my best (I’ve not met her yet, but that shouldn’t matter) friends, I’m really over the moon, happy to see her writing with such enthusiasm and desire. Last month, (don’t look at calendar now dears, it was April 2010) I pushed her to take part in a challenge called April A to Z challenge, and yes, she did complete it. When I suggested her to continue the challenge in May, she agreed to that too & she has already started putting pen to paper from yesterday (yeah, it was 1st May yesterday) and had a very astute beginning too. She might have problems with her net this month, but I’m sure she will do her best to give 26 masterpieces for her readers (yeah, that’s you!) again. Meanwhile, I (the amateur poet, Leo) have been given the very difficult duty of writing her 300th dream. (I’m sure you’ll find it difficult too to get a marvelous post for such a beautiful space.)
I have known this gal since October of 2008 I think. She’ll confirm of course, but I’ve not the comments to go back in time to confirm. I think her pen name that time was Dil ki Pyar (Love of a heart) but somehow, I think her name tells that more than that pen name so it was nice when she took up Yamini Meduri itself as her pen name. It took me a while to get back to her blog (a month I believe, but it was worth the wait.), a single read & I knew she had the talent to write bigger, better and any form she put her mind to. We became more close friends and we did quite find solace in each other’s friendship. We’ve been there for each other when one of us has been down. She also began to absorb the various forms of poetry that I wrote, and frankly, she does them better after that. I guess most of you would know by now that her favorite form of poetry (after free style) is Acrostic and she’s very good at them, even got awards from Acrostic Only for them. I wish she gets a lot of milestones like this in her future, for I see her taking her dreams onward to maybe 2000 posts (Yami, don’t you dare disagree! :P)
Her dreams are mostly poetry, so I don’t know if most of her readers (that's you by the way!) would be aware of her lovely stories. She keeps them hidden I think at her Desktops blog. Check the sidebar once in a while and head over there. You’ll leave with a smile (or a tear, if it’s a sad one) but you’ll leave wanting to come back. I’m also privileged to own fifty percent shares in our joint effort meme blog, Thursday Tales where we give a photograph each week for inspiration to write a story (if you’re a poet, we’re not fussy. But a tale would be nice…) All in all, she’s like an all rounder. She even has a group of friends working toward abolishing social evils, an active social worker she is. I hope all her efforts will be successful and we can see evils reducing at a good rate soon. I wish her all the best there too.
Finally, (yeah, I’m nearing the end. You can sigh with relief!) Coming to her as a friend & not a blogger, I’m happy I have such a friend in my life. Very few are lucky enough to have a friend in their lives, I’m happy to have many and one such friend is her. Jovial, smiling always, focused on her dreams… she’s the fighter. She won’t give up even if failure stared at her face, she’d just shove Him (or Her, I’m not sure of what gender failure is!) out of the way & continue moving forward. She’s a loving daughter, a caring sister& a very cheerful person. Keep working toward that 2000th post (again, no argument from you I shall hear!) and be the same gal you are right now even then. Don’t change.
Lots of love from this friend…