I'm starting for home
Not for Diwali or Thanksgiving or even Christmas ... something more important is calling - Manasi1 is calling.
I'm leaving for a month, 32 days to be accurate.
I am looking forward to reaching home; meeting my parents, brother, bhabhi2, and Mowgli3; I'm most eager to see my niece though, to hold her in my hands and give her a kiss on the forehead ... two in fact ... and more ...
But the most I'm looking forward to is my return to US ... usually when I'm back in Ghaziabad for something like a month - I slowly start thinking of returning for good, what with my old life smiling back at me again. But this will not happen this time. This time, I have reasons to return ... to weather out the autumn and the winter ... and wait for the spring ...
Bye for now ... miss me while I'm away ...
1> My 3 weeks old niece. Manasi literally means 'A Lady' and is one of the names of Hindu Goddess of wisdom and learning - Saraswati.
2> Hindi for 'Sister-in-law'
3> My pet dog back home.