At the first opportunity, Sesha and I head to the mountains. And winters are no exception. Recently it was my husband’s birthday and he sulks and cribs if taken through the restaurant and movie routine. However, as his birthday came squarely in the middle of the week there was no way we could travel. So, this time around it had to be the restaurant and movie routine or nothing. As soon as we entered one of numerous malls that have mushroomed in Gurgaon, he told me, “You know what? I never feel relaxed at this place.” And by this place he meant malls in general. I had to agree with him. I think that is why we run to the hills, it is very different there, quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
One of these days, a colleague of mine was also joking, “Why do you have to walk all day to feel relaxed, I mean I need all the creature comforts to have a good vacation.” I agree, on a trek creature comforts are actually missing but then that is the only time I when I try to think about things that are of earth shattering importance to me 🙂 With a big flat rock and miles of serenity I manage to think better, in fact that is the only time I manage to think and gain some perspective 🙂 That is another reason why I long for treks and mountains at least once a year, but more the merrier!
And this is part nostalgia and part crib too, as I said after five long years it has happened that I am not sure if I am trekking this summer or not. I better manage it somehow or I will die with envy when others come back from some trek and show me the pictures.