Sunday, February 25, 2024

Vacation Tales!

It’s been a while since we caught up on current affairs, hasn’t it?

I am writing this while on a vacation in India. Unfortunately, our trip to India, though we call it a vacation trip, had never been anything remotely close to a vacation. Our stay in India even if it’s for a short duration between three to four weeks, every single time it has been more like racing to finish a to do list. Visiting relatives or taking care of things always snatch our time away. 

This time we have planned for a relaxed three and a half week at home. But things happen and plans change.

My husband’s aunt passed away the day before yesterday. In a way I am glad that he is able to join in the rituals despite the sudden turn of events. 

Well, life is nothing but a string of unexpected twists and turns. But we manage. That makes us worthy of living this life. 

So the vacation goes in a blur. But meeting up with family, friends, and relatives no matter the haste, is a pleasure, too. 

My word for 2023 is Connection. And this trip brought me the joy of connection aplenty. I met with my sister and family after 8 years. That itself gave me so much happiness and gratitude.

We also met with my extended family in Trivandrum after a long gap of 16 years. So many memories resurfaced making nostalgia my place of residence. 

We have another week and a half of holidays to spend here. I am hoping for a calm and peaceful stay.

Looking back I feel blessed. My heart recognizes the love and kindness I am showered with. Life is beautiful in its own crazy mysterious way. Isn’t it?


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3 thoughts on “Vacation Tales!

  1. My condolences on the demise of your husband’s aunt, Vinitha.
    It was quite surprising for me to see your blog post during this time when you are vacationing in India, though, it is always good to see you in this space. It is nice to know you are experiencing pleasure on your holiday meeting relatives. I wish you find all the calm and peace you desire in the remaining days in India.

  2. Sorry to hear about your husband’s aunt. I hear you about how it doesn’t really feel like a holiday when you’re visiting family. I hope you can still find time and space for yourself.

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss in your family and glad you’re husband could be there.
    Barring that, I’m glad that you are connecting with family. Time flies when you’re having fun, they say, and it seems always true of holidays! I’m sure now that the boys are older, they’re connecting more too and making memories! ♥

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