Its the little snippets that you share with a loved one, locked in a bathroom or a hello every morning with that cute stranger in the coffee line on your way to work.
Its that stupid cup cake bra of Katy Perry’s that you made fun off. And the month after that which consisted of your conversations, starting with or including cupcakes and Katy Perry. And now everytime someone mentions those Sugary Delights, you search for your friend in the crowd and burst out laughing. Or your remember her with her incredibly loud cheerful laugh. And smile longingly at that memory.
Its that moment when you see a pretty looking building in the middle of a restaurant hub and you ask whether that’s a restaurant as well. You are looked at incredulously and are told that its some rich Sheikhs grave. Apparently the Souq is named after him. And you believe him. And than point out his stupidity when in fact you were the fool all along.
Its those moments that no one else except that one person will understand. Someone other than them will never find cupcakes as hilarious or get the meaning of your hello.
Because its not for them.
You are lucky if you have those.
Moments. Inside jokes. Not the friends.
It doesn’t matter who the person is.
Stranger or foe. A memory has been made for life. A joke formed.
And that person all of a sudden has been embedded in your mind.
Every time you pass that restaurant, those expressions will be on your mind. His crooked nose, him doubling over in laughter while crossing the intersection will play in front of you.
That time you walked home all the way from Villagio and was nearly killed at the traffic lights. The “I told you so” plus the death glares you got from that family friend will be remembered.
Or the time you and your brother made an elaborate story of your other sibling stealing Raisins from your Grandma’s cupboard to give to his five year old girlfriend. No one else other than the three of you will find it funny.
These cannot be made.
They are spontaneous.
You cannot force them.
It happens when it happens.
Or it doesn’t happen at all.
You are in luck if it does.