Screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal pens a heartfelt letter to her best friend


Screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal pens a heartfelt letter to her best friend

"A few moments with you are all I need to know that I’m going to be fine"

By Gazal Dhaliwal  February 15th, 2019

Screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal writes to the one she cannot define, Doris George

Here is the text: 

My dear Doe,

Your presence in my life is such a timeless constant that it’s hard to point out when our friendship began. Was it that one evening in college when you were upset over something and I went to drop you to your place? Or when we became each other’s first colleagues in this then-daunting city? Or perhaps it was on the day I’d got my ears pierced and eyebrows done for the first time…and you reassured me that I looked nice. You can never know how much that meant to me at the very beginning of my transition.

I remember we took this photograph in a Delhi winter 11 years back. We hadn’t met in a long while, and even there, we hardly got any time to catch up since you were busy shooting.

I guess that’s why this photograph reminds me that through all of life’s busy-ness and rigmarole, a few moments with you are all I need to know that I’m going to be fine, that it will all work out.

I have often felt that I don’t have an apt word to define you. ‘Flatmate’ is technical; ‘Best friend’ feels hardly adequate; ‘soulmate’ sounds pretentious…

So, I guess I’ll just call you My Home.

I love you.

Your Gunnu

Here is the original letter :

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