One of the saddest moments of my life arrives when a vacation ends. It feels like life is nothing but the anticipation of holidays!
I spent last couple of days hiking on unending trails , driving through exotic natural beauties and keeping my eyes wide open to view lengthy landscapes. I stayed in a place where there was no allure of the popular cafe chains , pizza and burger joints ,retail stores . A place where phone networks did not work and I had to believe more in human network . I tried searching for gems among pebbles , tasted local food and nameless wine and felt like a happy country girl in her known neighborhood.
This happens. All the time.
I can never travel like a tourist . I travel like a traveler . The popular tourist destinations never fascinate me ; I don’t visit a place to see a building or a monument! I hit the random marvels of the world , sometimes more than once , to explore hidden spots like a spectacular tide pool , a virgin beach , white sand surrounded by dual shaded water , a trail head to a waterfall , a stop to chase monarch butterflies , a community of strange named houses or a sunset lost in front of the beauty of a pier.
It’s different and thus difficult to hold this passion . Also travelling happiness is momentary ; when I get too attached to a new place , I really start reminding me of the place I belong , I recollect my postal address and happy memories to return to.
This evening had many tiring split seconds of such mindfulness. Within a day , another year will end. Time is fleeting and here I stand standstill , adjusting myself with city life again , a life that competes with the clock and makes friendship with transience.
When time is so temporary , experience is something that promises to stay immutable ; it’s the only thing that helps me to transform into a dauntless traveler.
Luckily , unlike me this world does not follow any routine , it continues sharing its secluded locations and enthralling my eyes.
This new year will have more enchantment , more magic and more captivating moments of the world and words.And hopefully I will find permanence in one of the temporary wonders.