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How often do we come across conversations like these? A brief conversation with a stranger, a conversation between long lost friends, conversations which gave you a new dimension about your thought process, silent conversations, violent conversations and so on and so forth – each one of them highly significant, each one a brick to build something. There are other conversations which counted little in terms of spoken matter, but counted a lot in terms of the value it built into a relationship. For that matter, how do wonderful relationships develop? Don’t they develop by conversing from sweet nothings to profound thoughts all in the same breath? Doesn’t a relationship base its foundations on some of the memorable conversations – on the phone, in a bus, during a walk, on the beach, on the Net or during lunch/dinner. Conversations interspersed between lots of talk and long moments of silence – silence which conveys infinitely more messages than lots of talk.
Some of my best conversations have happened at places least expected – On the ground (in my Engg days-some crisis as we would call it), in the middle of heavy traffic, at 3 in the morning while working on a paper, in an auto (where nothing was said and everything was communicated), on the beach (invariably philosophical), during the early hours of some event. There are infinitely many more – at various instances, at various places and various times. Each conversation – postive and negative – has been a brick into making the foundation stronger and its memories extremely fond.