#MondayMusings : Of the warmth of home
I was at home for most of the last week and now when its time to go back to Bangalore, I do not want to go. I miss the warmth of home!
Staying away from home is never easy. But at some point of time in life, we have to move away. Be it for education, for the sake of a career or for any other reason. No matter how old you are, you’ll miss home unless you have a strong reason not to.
There was a time in my life when I wanted to stay away from home. I asked my mother to enroll me in a college in a different city for my education but she’d have none of it. I remember her telling me, “In future you’ll have to go outside to find a job, so why hurry? Stay with me for 4 years.” I felt bad then but now in retrospect I am glad that I was at home for 4 more years. May be the grass is always greener on the other side!
But why this sudden emotional longing for home? I think it has something to do with the fact that I was ill for a few days. The only reason why I was at home for most of last week was because I was ill. Falling ill is only natural but there’s a point after which it annoys you. From the time I’ve stayed away from home, I’ve fallen ill often. I know it has to do with the food and there’s nothing much that I can do about that. Last week when I was ill, I visited the doctor, took all the medicines and ensured that I was eating only the food that the doctor had permitted me to eat. Yet, I wasn’t okay. It was then that I decided that I had to go home. I did and I’m better now.
So what changed? The warmth of home. No matter how old you are, you need the warmth of a mother’s care sometimes to get better!
As I packed my bags to go back, a feeling of sadness swept over me. A tide of memories swept over me. I remembered the days of my childhood and all the moments here. Now most of days at home are rushed because there always a lot of things to do. As I leave, I crave for more days at home. I think in the race that we run everyday, it is good to come back home once in a while.
Linking this to Monday Musings at Everyday Gyaan.