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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.


  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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