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?