Thursday, September 29, 2011

The departure

You walk into a country that is as foreign to you as those chocolates that your Dad's friends would bestow on you generously when you were a but a kid. You don't know the language - a dialect that is lost to you. Everything is fascinating - the people, the clothes, the food.

And then one day it becomes yours. You begin to understand the nuances of what should be said in an elevator with neighbours. Food, once exotic is dare I say, common, like dal. You even begin to learn to live with the earthquakes - something that shattered your world has again become a thing of day to day living. You love it for it is your home.

I am leaving my home tomorrow to make another one. The transition is difficult but exciting all the same. New people, new experiences and same lust for what life is going to bring stays with me.

My 9 months in Tokyo, Japan have taught me this. Any place can be called a home as long as you are with someone who you love and care for. We are going to celebrate our anniversary in a new country, I can't wait to begin the journey. :)


Shalini said...

Good luck on the move Kits. It's an exciting time for both of you. In our almost 9 years of marriage, we've moved 7 times, mostly in the first few years of marriage. And Happy Anniv in advance!

quaintkal said...

9 months simply flew hai na. pata bhi nahi chala :) i can only sit here and imagine the feeling. yes, tokyo was home. i will miss those japan wala postcards too :) hope you two love your new home in HK as much! can't wait to see you here in Bombay too :) get settled soon and fly here jaldi jaldi. hehe. muaah and loads of hugs

Shahana said...

Great thinking, you are right this is how we make unknown friend from unknown country

mr bojangles said...

all the best. we are look forward to seeing pictures of Hongkong.