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On vacation — pun intended

Vacations — how we love them! It’s not just the water which comes in shades that give the colour blue not just a personality, but a soul; it’s not the sand that’s so fine that you’re tempted swim in it; nor does the salty tang of the insistent ocean breeze really explain it.

What really explains it — as my wife and I had dinner, we discussed what we dream of doing before reaching 40, instead of whether we want to watch Star Trek or the Big Bang Theory. Earlier, I saw a bi-weekly reminder on my phone to wash linen; and broke into laughter. Death by a thousand chores can’t reach me here. Given a little distance, the seriousness we accord the smallest details of life while ignoring the broadest strokes looks exactly like it is — ridiculous.

It’s good every now and then to go to the edge of your existence, force yourself to the shoreline of your day-to-day life and look outward. Where you’re free to blank your mind on the void of the sea, or imagine the distant shores you’d set sail for if you could.

5 Comments

  1. Sherene wrote:

    What a lovely snap! Happy holidays to you, where are you vacationing? Sounds like a great getaway :)

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 6:27 am | Permalink
  2. Deepa wrote:

    Can totally connect with the flow of your thought process..nicely written :) This view just has a calming effect. Happy vacationing :)

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Abhijeet wrote:

    Nice! :) Enjoy the bliss, ‘coz you will soon be back to ridiculous land ;)

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  4. Anshul wrote:

    Sherene: Happy Holidays too! We were in Mexico (this pic is from Cancun). Back to base now.

    Deepa: Thanks :) Hope you guys had a good holiday too.

    Abhi: Ridiculous land doesn’t feel so ridiculous after a vacation :P

    Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink
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