Sunday, June 29, 2008

Closure

I have six days left here and I feel weird. I'm excited about going, sad about leaving, and also able, suddenly, to admit I'm moving on finally from something more important than Dubai.

On my first holiday here I had decided – just like with Bombay – that this is a great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live here. A few years later, I came here anyway, unquestioningly, for someone else. Carole King said: I want a house with a window sill but if you want to live in New York city, I will... where you lead I will follow. It's the stupidest sentiment you've ever heard, but that's something you have to learn through trial and error.

The last piece of that life broke when I was moving, even in the act of handing it over to a friend. When I get on the plane, I will be lighter by even more. A five-year recovery from a four-year relationship is too long by any standards. But it's done.

6 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

may the force be with u :)

go on...this place can suck the life out of u...iam always glad when someone can make the escape and does...

shake that dust off ur feet and dont look back...all the best...

Extra No 1 said...

making the decision is step 1 and always the hardest. After that its just going with the flow..well not that easy, but at least you've crossed step 1. I'm happy for you, proud that you can finally shake that dust off!

Anonymous said...

Mina

where are you off to?
India?
Mumbai?

Hope so.

Rajashree

Anonymous said...

Rajashree.... bubbly Ujjvalite?

Gargoyle said...

No Anil, another Rajashree entirely!

Gargoyle said...

Yes I'm moving to India. Bangalore!

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