“Never lose your childish innocence. That is the most important thing.”
This echoes in my head as the credits roll down.
This picture of Malty and me walking towards the beach in Goa stirs that afresh.
These past few months have been a roller coaster ride. I have everything and yet nothing. Been through serious introspection and then some.
Every New Year’s eve it’s been a stay-at-home with family and quietly usher the new year with a lamp lit and prayers. This time I wanted change, unfamiliar surroundings, out of my safety zone and yes, not be alone.
As luck would have it things worked out and thanks to a dear friend, Goa beckoned. Seems madness in retrospect but a great idea at the time. And of course, how could I dare leave Malty alone. So there we were, mom, nanu, malty and I ready for an adventure.
Will add a post script to this post on traveling with pets, nerve wracking but rewarding. Just coz you know they are safe and in good health.
I couldn’t have chosen a better place than Goa to usher the New Year, conquer my inner qualms I did but it also set me free and set me on the path to rediscover myself. I think I’m lost somewhere, amidst all the chaos around me.
Not surprising that New Year’s eve and New Year itself it looked like the entire Indian population and a half was on the beaches of Goa. The party started and never stopped. Fireworks, camaraderie, a bonhomie unmatched and Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.
The unease within dissipated, at least for those few days.
Sometimes we step warily into the unknown, forget the child within us and look askance with trepidation and cynicism.
BREATHE………..PAUSE…………. WALK AHEAD, Remember Life is good.