WOW!! After 2 and a half long years, we were visiting home! It was like an ultimate homecoming party for 22 days of our India visit!! Reading this post, you might think that, I am a kind of homesick person, but, it’s in our genes, I guess; we Indians can’t stay away from family for long. Here, family means, a joint family – a long joint family, that includes each one and all in relation including those crazy childhood friends. I think, we are a little more affectionate and attached with all our relationships throughout life.
Anyways, it was not just us who were excited to meet them, but, every one of them were eagerly and excitedly waiting for our meets and hugs, and also for the Kisses, The Hershey Chocolate from America!
He he he…, honestly, the experience was truly overwhelming. Meeting all the dearest after so long felt like, “Someone should hold the time and all the clocks should stop immediately!”. I was totally carried away.
Everything was simply amazing about this trip. Every moment was special. The sarees, the bangles, the bindis – wear traditionally, talk traditionally, eat traditionally, behave traditionally – follow the colorfully beautiful culture all the time. Every moment I lived there took me to the flashback, reminding me of the days of my childhood and past. Truly, I am proud of my origin and also of those dignified traditions and culture that are inbuilt in me.
Of course, the schedule was hectic – we had less time. So, we couldn’t travel to much places in India apart from meeting friends and family. Moreover, it was our homecoming trip; so, we preferred spending all the possible time with our loved ones. There were also few add ons to our India visit this year. We were lucky enough to be a part of the Ganesha Puja celebrations this season at home. And, these festivities added lots of more stars to our trip.
Doesn’t time pass really fast when you don’t want it to pass!!?? And, before we could realize, the 22 days were already over and we had to return to work. It’s already been 3 days we are back to the States, but I think, half of me is still back there. Now I am in a serious case of acute nostalgia for my beautiful moments spent at home.
How often do you visit your hometown?