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Breaks – then and now July 10, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in contemplation, ideas.

As kids, young lads, maybe even as teenagers, the thing about vacations ( or perhaps shorter breaks ) was that hangover when you get back home – back to the same routine, same streets, buses and the same handful of faces in the neighborhood. But somewhere that has changed and the change reminds me that I am not one of those younger lads anymore.

Today, staying away from home for more than a few days – whether staying at hotels or friends’ places and however nice they may be – gets to you. And you long to come back home, where you can just be. No matter how small/hot/untidy your place is, its still yours.

For those who believe that freedom is just an idea or a figment of George Bush’s imagination, go away, stay in airports and bus-stations or at your relatives’ place, or other places, public and private where prior to every act committed questions of appropriateness, neatness and mannerisms abound. And then ask yourself what is it that you have lost.

You kinda get an idea about where I am now and how I feel about it. 🙂



1. abhinav - July 10, 2007

I guess you are in your hometown in India, taking a break:)

2. Sharath Rao - July 10, 2007

Oops, no I am just back in Pittsburgh after travelling a fair bit in the past 3 weeks ( with a break in between ) 🙂

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