The first is that I reconnected with an old friend after almost 18 years. The border-less world of the internet and Google makes connecting easier in so many ways. A simple google search can help you find friends you thought you had left behind for good. There is something so refreshing in revisiting your childhood. In finding people who knew you when you were a gangly teenager and in realising that neither of you have changed too much. It's wonderful how easily conversation flows between two people who knew each other long back, even though they've grown up now. A burst of fresh air. A whiff of jasmine. A smile on my face.
The second is that my sister will meet my little nephew today. A little golu that we have only known through a photograph will today become our reality. A tiny little jewel hidden in the folds of a far away land called Kazakhstan. He will wake up tomorrow and he will have a family. A family who will love him more than he can ever imagine possible. A crazy mother, a doting father, a masi who will spoil him rotten, grandparents who will sing him to sleep. So much happiness awaits him, and today he is unaware of it. Sleep well little one. For tomorrow, all our lives will change.