Sunday, July 10, 2011

Moving On

The house is all packed up. I say house because everywhere I look I see plain white walls, glass windows and the cold, hard floor. The warm carpets and rugs are rolled up and covered with plastic sheets; the beautiful curtains are washed, ironed and neatly folded into piles and the colourful paintings that adorned the walls are covered in brown paper, tied with bits of string. The home - 'my' home, has been reduced to a stack of cardboard boxes strewn about the floor, with nothing to show for the four years of fun, warmth and love that nestled between its walls. It seems cold and distant, angry that I'm leaving it never to return, pleading me to not go. Or is it indifference? I wish I could talk to the walls, and I wish they'd talk back to me. Tell me I'll be missed or that I'll be welcomed back. Tell me that the plethora of memories that they witnessed would forever remain ensconced in the space I'd once called my own.

7 comments:

Golden Vulture said...

Its the same feeling i get while leaving hostel :) and packing my room :) after every 4 months have to pack each and everything and return home :D

meenakshi said...

awwww...il miss your room n your house n that place-dk2 :) and offcourse all the mehnat i have to do to reach that place ;)
n it also means that u r never returning to stay in delhi...it will be gurgaon or some other plc :(

Vikram said...

and i hope the new interior will help too get over ur old house..i mentioned "house" coz itz no more home for you..itz a dead place with four walls arnd..

Sudeep said...

old things move away to make way for new things. the memory will stay forever...

Baljinder Singh said...

Nothing is here to stay.... make way 4 newer things...all d best 4 tat,...:)

Jack said...

Interesting text. You have a nice blog. Keep it up!

Abhishek said...

You can always talk to the walls of your house. Besides, spending four years of fun, warmth and love nestled between those walls, I'm sure you've come to understand them. :)
If not, assume something that makes you feel happy. :P