Thursday, May 27, 2010


A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.  ~Author Unknown

I've used that quote just to substantiate how much a hug can mean and convey -- especially when words fail.

Now, i was not the kind to grow up being surrounded by teddy bears right through my formative years. Nor did i receive these warm fuzzy softies during birthdays. So the very concept of 'bear hug' eluded me for a really long time.

Yes, we did hug for Christmas, New Year and Easter but i was to come a long way before i fully understood THE hug.

Fast forward to circa 'Munnabhai' courtesy Bollywood the 'jaadoo ki jhappi' came on to be quite a rage around town. In being so, i gradually went on first from being a victim to then a victimizer *wink wink* The therapeutic effect was such that hugging was to me what digging a bone is to a dog...and we were a clique who knew just 'what' and 'how' to make things right -- even when we didn't know what made things wrong... And ironically enough, the ones that seized the wind out of your lungs were the ones that kicked your blues away :)

Everything was fine until some months back a friend who was a 'victim' of my hug retorted back with something to the effect of me being nothing but skin and bones... To this i replied that my purpose in life was probably to make others elsewhere in the world realise the plight of the malnourished children in Africa!!


And while being at it, here's another quote i found that probably fits me to the 'T': Everybody needs a hug.  It changes your metabolism.  ~Leo Buscaglia

It sure seemed to have changed mine *sticks tongue out*


  1. "the ones that seized the wind out of your lungs were the ones that kicked your blues away :)".. some really nice lines here..:)
    btw i sincerely hope the "frnd o urs" is not me.. though i ws surprised when u huggd me.. dint xpect frm u :O

  2. Dudette what makes U think i wasn't referring to U :P :P :P

  3. well its not even bn a month wen we last met.. so yes a very valid reason o thinkin dat.. lolz