“through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us. . ."

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Did you notice how, suddenly

My voice thickened with pleasure?

My eyes softened with happiness?

My words brimmed with pride

My eyes shone with love -

As you crossed the threshold

I pointed at you and said -

“That’s my friend”!

********* Balachandran, Trivandrum 06.08.2010


  1. Louis Armstrong new of the spirit of the lines you penned , when he sang "its a wonderful world".

  2. I find this to be a very important thing in this world today... Friends are to be carefully labeled...there are few that really fit the description..I am honored to be called your friend....

  3. Such lovely lines! I treasure all my friends and these lines just sound so true and heartfelt!

  4. Yes, a friend, one of the most precious of life’s gifts!


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