Many many years ago somewhere in a distant Arab land few Indian families met, bonded and partied like crazy. Their kids had fun too, at least the numerous photo albums and videos seem to suggest that. I was there, all of four, cute and cuddly, before parents decided to come back to homeland leaving me with very few memories but very many photos to look at and wonder where all the cuteness went. Last week one of the kids, no longer a kid, got married and that brought all families again at one place. It was a reunion of sorts for the parents, while the kids (no longer kids now) awkwardly smiled and tried to connect the faces in the photos to the people there. There is a video of me trying to drown this toddler in the baby pool, he is 6 feet now and has since forgiven me for that act mostly because he doesn’t remember. All parents did was discuss others, the money they made, the money they lost, their kids, how successful their kids were, how good looking their kids were..and that got me thinking. Is that how it will be very many years later? In fact we do that now, gossip and all but how will things be years later, will my kids(gulp) be friends with my friends' kids? Will I even be in touch with my now friends? Even with million ways to communicate, distances no longer being a barrier, I find myself not talking to my friend who lives in the next lane for days. Or will there be no 'catching up' because you were constantly in touch made easy through techonology and such like? Either ways I am actually looking forward to that meeting years later. I hope I dont lose too much money. I don't want to be the one everybody talks about.