Thursday, July 12, 2007

such is life...perhaps

Trouble with having a 4 days vacation is that one is in more need of a vacation when it ends; especially if you were behind the wheels for close to 1000 miles in 4 days.

Past 4 weeks flew past as swiftly as past 4 days of road trip; parents, sister and niece came and now they’ll leave tomorrow and I feel guilty of not spending any quality time with them.

Long time back, hmm 10 years to be precise, I once said to a friend – “people have some talent to express themselves, some write good poetry, some are good singers, or can weave web of words to really mesmerize others, like‘ve a way or two to stand out and there are some who when asked couldn’t even tell directions properly even if they’ve been traveling on same route all their lives….” and perhaps I belong to second group of people.

It’s going to be same scene as it was when I came back after 4 weeks vacation at home, coincidently they too are leaving after 4 weeks here, it going to emotional, mom will cry openly, sister will cry quietly; Dad and I will not look in each other’s eyes.


shub said...

incidentally my folks are here too and I'm off on a 4 day vacation tonight :)

~nm said...

Sigh..I hate family partings too..bawl my eyes out and its been long since I stopped feeling embrassed about crying in public!

Enjoy whatever time is left to enjoy with them! Make the most of it!

manuscrypts said...

i soooo agree on the 'needing another vacation' bit... i just finished a four day vacation myself , and at home..

Mirage said...

:|...a reassuring hug is all they need... maybe it'll make the ordeal of leaving bearable for them.

Take care

Stone said...

@@Shub:: Looking forward to photo-filled travelogue :-)

@@~nm:: hmmm....ya they already left on back to routine life!!

@@manuscrypts:: ya just read about those ego-altering trips :-)

@@Mirage:: A hug is way too expressive for someone like me!!

Pallavi said...

Good to know you were enjoying your holidays.. :)

Arunima said...

I hugged my dad for the first time in my life last month when they left Bangalore and I am going to be thirty in a few years.

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Stone said...

@@Pallavi:: Good to see you around!

@@Arunima:: Dunno what to say, I'm already thirty and yet to do so :-(