Recently, I came across this quote from the very popular series – Grey’s Anatomy (I used to be a big fan of this series once upon a time) –
“Dr. Meredith Grey: There’s an old proverb that says you can’t choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you, until you’re ready to go out into the world and find your tribe”.
I kind of agree with the 2nd school of thought. We don’t not have the liberty to choose our family or relatives; we simply have to take who/what we are born with. Sometime we love them to the bits and sometimes we have to tolerate them. It is beyond any doubt that our family definitely moulds us into the person we are; but once we are on our own, we manage to find like-minded people who share our thoughts and passions and sometimes even mould us or show us perspectives which we might not be aware of. The blogosphere has connected me with a few people in whom I have found friends, irrespective of our age, place of residence, etc. I am very lucky (touchwood!) to have found not only good friends in them but because of them I have rekindled my love for handwritten letters. Thank you ladies, you know who you are! 🙂