Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

Expiration Dates May 26, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 2:01 am
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Location: Beaches boardwalk

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Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are doing today? I hope that you are doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.

I know that this note won’t show the nicest side of me, but it will be honest. I can talk to a person every single day for weeks or months on end, maybe even years and never talk to them again. There are many possible reasons for this. Maybe we had a fight. Maybe we moved away from each other. Maybe we just drifted apart. Whatever the reason, both of us must not care enough to make an extra effort to continue the friendship. It happens. It’s  normal.

Maybe I just needed to have that person in my life to help me through a certain phase. Whenever that phase is over, for whatever reason, so is the friendship. They don’t move on with me to the next phase in life. Their contributions don’t transfer over. They don’t change cities with me. They just don’t change because I do. I don’t enter into these friendships anticipating expiration dates, I just know that one might exist.

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper

 

Friendship May 1, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 4:03 pm
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Location: West Village 6th floor window

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Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you today? I hope you’re doing well and if not, I hope that this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day :). We all share some wonderful relationships with our friends but we wonder what makes it so special. When we think of our friends, we immediately think of those people who have been constantly present in our lives, those who have been a stellar support to us in happy times and times of crisis. It’s not always easy to define friendship. It isn’t built on a list of expectations like other relationships. Maybe, it is precisely that freedom, unspoken tenderness, amalgamation of faith, trust and support that make it such a sacred bond.

While it is true that no man is an island, its not always possible to forge close relationships with all the people that we meet in life. With some people we share a heart warming bond, with others we don’t. At some point in time, we all make a new friendship where conversation is never a burden and time is not a factor. With each passing day the two people continue to value each other more. This is true friendship. If you’re in need of a friend, know that there are people like me who are always willing to make new ones :).

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper

 

That’s how long I want to be your friend April 20, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 1:41 pm
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Location: Thode rental laptop

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Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you today? I hope you’re doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up. When I was a Girl Guide, there was one song that we sang pretty much every week. It goes like this:

Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver, and the other gold
A circle is round, it has no end
That’s how long I want to be your friend

At the time, I’m sure we sang it because it was a song easily done in a round but thinking about it now, the song has a lot of truth to it.

I think the point of that song is that friendships shouldn’t be formed with an end in sight. If you have an end to the friendship in mind, it’s rare that it will last any longer. I think this goes for a lot of endeavors that we take on. It’s best to keep an open mind about things so the results can be surprising.

Sincerely,

Your friendly picker upper 🙂