Oh dear! I don’t know where do I start, how do I start?

Parting was never easy nor will it ever be. It’s all my mistake or term it as an oversight? Because then that’s less painful and won’t send me too far on my guilt trip! Yes, it was an oversight that I never contemplated that one fine day, we will be parting ways. Everything on Earth has expiry date so did our relationship.  Sigh…

 I don’t even recollect the exact year when our relationship started off. May be more than half a decade from now. History and chronologies always were and still are at war with me, which you know so well.

I loved you at very first sight. You fitted so well with my persona that we were soon inseparable. As if you were made for me! This very blind love made me take you for granted. I thus never gave it a thought that you needed some space too.

Some things grow with you, they say. So, did I. But unfortunately, you grew older with me. I simply missed to see that erosion happening gradually. Seasons changed but you remained my loyal. Saved me from umpteen scratches and bruises, for I fumble even on straight, plain roads. You took the dent to keep me unhurt.

Many a times I slept with you and for days together, never let you escape from my clutches. I clinged to you as if you were my skin and bone. Your ever-growing soft touch and feel made me comfortable all through hot and cold. You were a constant company, in thick and thin, and that’s so evident in all the old photo albums. We were entwined… two bodies one soul!

It was really selfish of me that I took all the undue advantage of your low maintenance profile. Looking back, I could see that it was always you who would care for me and never vice a versa. Carrying the stains with élan, you persisted with me without ever making fuss about it. Safeguarding me, at times, you had suffered irreparable damages. You carried the signs of those blows with flair and stylishness. For you were macho!

Dear old jeans, how do I repay the debt of love and favour that you have bestowed on me for years together. Now that I have rendered you torn and fragile, I know you must be thinking of nothing else but salvation. But how do I let you go? I cann’t dump you. But I can’t use you too. To be or not to be…

Hey hold on. They say that end is the beginning of something new. How about putting you in new form then? A new lease of life? This metamorphosis could be a great relief for my parting pain. I’m sure you would be happy too. Let me get you changed to a handbag. This way, you would stay with me little longer… Good friends never say ‘good bye’. They always say, ‘See you soon’!

So, here I stand at the tailor’s shop to hand you over and see you soon in new avatar!


This is my #Post2/ #Week2 for #MyFriendAlexa by Blogchatter. My previous posts so far…
#Post 1/#Week 1: Forlorn Notes
#Post 2/ #Week2: Happy Surprise
#Post 1/#Week2: Bringing Up a Teen
Linking this post to #MondayMusings by Corinne Rodrigues of Everydaygyaan


35 Comments

Akshata Ram · September 10, 2018 at 10:23 am

some belongings are too precious to let go. Loved how you misled us though somewhere in between I had the inkling

BellyBytes · September 10, 2018 at 11:38 am

At first I thought you were bidding adieu to your phone and loved the photo of the three parts of your jeans. And to make it into a bag is really fantastic. I once saw a whole load of upcylced jeans made into totes at a stall by an NGO and thought that was a nifty way of getting some more out of your beloved jeans.

Mayuri6 · September 10, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Parting with old jeans is always painful, isn’t it? I love the new avatar you’ve given an old companion though. Now I know what my old jeans could change into too. Thanks for the inspiration and an adorable post, Anagha.

Sajid Akhter · September 10, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Hi Anagha,

Interesting post. We all love our jeans so much. They have seen us through our ups and downs. They are always ready to protect us in the toughest of situations. They are surely a part though outside a part of us.

Have a good day. 🙂

vidhya29 · September 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

and I loved this article! waiting to see new posts soon! #Viddhreads #Myfriendalexa

Roshan Radhakrishnan · September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Sigh… I need to be able to fit into mine first! I miss them so much.

    Anagha Yatin · September 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    The pull of your love towards your beloved pair of denim, would help you toil hard!
    Thanks Roshan for visiting and sharing this slice of your life.

Bhumika · September 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

this was great article.I l also cant get over my old belongings and try to utlize it

    Anagha Yatin · September 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Agree you Bhumika, that we can recycle many of the old belongings. I need to dig my wardrobe too for that.
    Thanks for visiting and giving me a good pointer.

Sudha · September 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

We just make utmost use of our old clothes till we can’t use them anymore. isn’t it? Jeans is just one of them .

    Anagha Yatin · September 10, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    True that…reduce reuse and recycle is so ingrained in our genes! hahaha. Thanks for visiting and sharing this thought.

blogitwithsurabhi · September 10, 2018 at 9:08 pm

I loved the way you have described this parting note to an old jeans Anagha! Initially I thought it’s mobile about which you are talking 🙂 This is such an honest feeling when we have to bid adieu to our favourite clothes! Great post!

Balaka · September 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

When I started reading, I knew that there will be a twist at the end 🙂 recycling old jeans is a great way.. I turned one of mine into a skirt.

    Anagha Yatin · September 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Thats a good idea! Thanks Balaka for sharing your experience.

Corinne Rodrigues · September 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

It’s amazing how our jeans can become so much a part of us! Hope you get them back soon. 😉

    Anagha Yatin · September 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Will share a pic once it gets transformed. It was really dear to me 🙂
    Thanks Corinne for visiting.

rashimital · September 11, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Hahaha.. this was a cute confession and then realization.parting with certain clothes and footwear(for me) is so difficult. Didnt expect the end, but did wonder if the featured image showed jeans. #LiveItYoungReads #MyFriendAlexa

    Anagha Yatin · September 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hey Rashi glad to see you here.
    Agree you that the footwear also builds a strong bond not only with our soles but our souls as well!
    Thanks for visiting and sharing slice of your life.

vartikasdiary1 · September 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Honestly, this happens to me very rarely that I have to say bye to my old clothes unless I get bore of them…I still fit into my college dresses 😉 I just loved the way you have expressed your love here Anagha. Waiting to see the pics of new avatar of your jeans 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · September 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I envy you Vartika!Hahaha…And yes, will share the pic of the bag soon!
    Thanks for visiting and sharing slice of your life.

Shubhra Rastogi · September 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

hahaha … loved the fact that you penned down your feeling for your favorite pair of jeans.

    Anagha Yatin · September 12, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Thanks Shubhra.

Sonia Chatterjee · September 12, 2018 at 12:21 am

I’m laughing out loud while typing this. Your sense of humor never fails to surprise me. Well written.

    Anagha Yatin · September 12, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Thanks Sonia.

Sachin Baikar · September 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Nice and different one 🙂 Anagha. Thanks for sharing.

    Anagha Yatin · September 13, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Yes… its like Maggie Ketchup! Its different. 😄
    Thanks for visiting Sachin.

Damyanti Biswas · September 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I have hung on to old jeans for years, and later got them repurposed into bags! Lovely post.

aditi · September 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

Loved! This is another way to keep old jeans clinging to you;)

    Anagha Yatin · September 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    hehe…Moh Maya Aaditi! Difficult to get over it!
    Thanks for visiting.

Monika · September 25, 2018 at 6:16 pm

That was so beautiful (as always ) . I thought it would come out a phone but you love your jeans much more . Good that you got an idea of keeping it with you for longer in the form of a bag .

    Anagha Yatin · September 26, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Thanks Monika

Neha Gupta · September 26, 2018 at 12:08 am

Till i read its about your old jeans,i could relate to so many old things in life.

    Anagha Yatin · September 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Isnt it surprising Neha, that we, the human beings, get attached to non living things in and around our life…that too such a great extent that we dont wish to part with them!
    Thanks for visiting and sharing your thought on it.

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