Friday, December 19, 2008

Letters of Friendship

Friendship is like the breeze,
You can't hold it,
Smell it,
Taste it,
Or know when it's coming,
But you can always feel it,
And you'll always know it's there,
It may come and then go,
But you can know it'll always be back.
Time and again we come acorss friendships that Anuj made in his short life. Each one being special in its own special way and each one having its own touching memory of Anuj. Recently we came another such example. Peter, a childhood friend of Anuj's from Michighan reached out to us and shared some of his most memorable childhood recolletions of him and Anuj growing up together. In addition, he also sent the family, letters that Anuj wrote to him over two decades ago, after moving to India. Peter holding on these letters gave us another glimpse at the special friendship bonds that Anuj made with his peers, ones that continue to live on as he does in our hearts.

Anuj and Peter along with the rest of their little league baseball team. Anuj is second from left (standing) with Peter on his immediate left. Spring, 1983

Anuj's letter to Peter. May, 1985

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). August, 1987

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). August, 1987

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 3). August, 1987

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 4). August, 1987

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). May, 1987

Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). May, 1987