Today my friend bought a bird in the market and set it free. For the past 6 months (since his mom was diagnosed with Cancer), he has been preparing to let go. 3 days ago, his mom passed away. He called me to say he was letting the bird go…and that he has not cried. I know he won’t cry until I meet him again. When faced with a crisis, the mind steels itself and freezes all emotions like his did. But I have to steel myself for the day he shall unfreeze. Thus is our friendship.

Ansh Das

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