This post is an emotional outlet, as I too need to stop writing good posts always. :p 🙂
Being a hostler for nearly 2.5 years now, has changed my perspective to a lot of things. This is about one such thing.
Staying at home, with snacks that Mom just made for me, it was easy to watch a sentimental scene and say, ‘who cries so easily. She’s only getting married, and she would be staying in the same town. What hype about nothing’.
I realize now, somewhere, that it’s the thought and not the distance and time of separation that counts most. I remember my return from the Dusshera break, after meeting my parents. I knew that I would be with them in another 12 days, but my eyes were still wet, parting from them.
I can only speak of myself and my best friend in college (Navjyot), we both are die hard home sick girls. We never get enough of staying at home. Though I also must confess here, that I start taking my home for granted too soon once I am there.
Sometimes, when I have a fight at the hostel, or when I see a parent visiting, or sometimes for no apparent reason, I feel like crying for hours at end because I can think of no other way to express how I feel. The words, ‘I MISS YOU’ just aren’t enough.
Those things that irritate me, when I am at home, are the ones I miss the most. There are days when I would barter anything in my life to have one sweet fight with my sister on who would be the banker in the monopoly game, one moral lecture from my dad on how I need to be more focused, one scolding from my mom to do things on time, and one argument with my brother over something we have different view points on.
I just can’t put it in words, but all I want to say is, I MISS MY FAMILY.
Now, after living away from home, I know am going to cry A LOT on my vidai, even if I were to live in the same city.
For all those at home, this may be difficult to understand, but treasure every moment you live there and give the people there your time… they truly are the world. For all those away, take out some time, set aside your ego (if), and give some time to your family (though it might be just over the phone, IT’S STILL WORTH IT).