>Weekends are something almost everyone waits for. I do, every week.Especially if am going home.
“Home: a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home.”
The first time I went to this getaway was a year back. To me in the beginning, it was someone else’s house(home) and it was a nice cozy place,a regular house beside a canal. It was in Kerala and I remember the first morning I reached, I slept like a log. I am a poor sleeper. I cannot sleep in an alien place, but there I slept. I still sleep as comfortably or maybe more comfortably as the first time I slept. It rained that night and even today I look forward to the rain each time I visit.
I became a frequent visitor. It became my secret hideout, my weekend getaway. I go there when I need a break from the noise and pollution of the city i live in, when I am angry and need to vent, when a happy and need to share it, when I am sad and need to relax and think. Its a place I could call home but cant coz its someone else’s home. But for me its a home away from home.
Everyone goes for vacations and dreamland destinations in search of a place to relax and enjoy. Little do people realise that joy,relaxation does not come if you travel to fairytale locations and exotic spas. It comes in places where you feel at peace. I found my hideaway in a town of Kerala which was nowhere in my wishlist of places to go. I found it in someone’s house where I could be what I wanted to be, do what I wanted to do, make noise, laugh,cry and eat whatever I Loved! And thats where I found true bliss and joy.
THe people whose house(home) I am talking about does not even know the comfort they give me by being there when I need people the most. They listen to whatever I need to say, the talk to me with no qualms, they hear me sing loudly and most of all tolerate everything I do.
Why on earth would I want another weekend getaway when I have all its luxuries and much more in a place I least expected. All i need to do when am emotional (due to whatever reason: happiness, sadness, anger, joy, excitement) is close my eyes and visualise the place once and I find myself again.
– Home away from home
Until next time: I cant wait to go back!