There are people who just walk into your life and out of it but leave indelible memories. The guy who was your batch mate for just three months in your first job and who shared your most intimate thoughts. The classmate whom you adored and who sat next to you till she dropped out. The roomie of your friend whom you thought embodied everything you wanted to be. The blogger whom you avidly read and maniacally followed till she vanished.
Today while listening to the song Devathayai Kanden from the movie Kadhal Kondaen a line from that song stood out, describing those above. The song was written in a different context, but for me it seems apt for those above.
ஒரு வண்ணத்துப் பூச்சி எந்தன் வழி தேடி வந்தது
அதன் வண்ணங்கள் மட்டும் இங்கு விரலோடு உள்ளது
A butterfly fluttered its way across my life
It's color alone is now left in my fingers as memories.