Daily Prompt: When you’re away from home, what person, thing, or place do you miss the most?
I travel – at least once a month – typically for a couple of weeks. So ‘being away from home’ is a fact of life.
My concept of ‘home’ has two dimensions:
- Home of my birth – Winnipeg, Canada
- Adopted home – Mumbai, India
Yet my answer for both is simple – family and friends. And warning – this post is unabashedly sentimental!
For Canada, what do I miss the most? The every day interactions with my niece and nephew. I was there when my nephew was born and can see the ‘tween’ peaking out. My niece morphs each time I see her – each avatar is delightful though different. I miss all my family there and friends too. Getting back only every year or so I know isn’t enough – especially with kids as ‘they really do grow up fast.’
For India, what I miss most is my partner. We’ve both had a second chance finding each other and do not take a moment for granted. He is my companion, best friend, partner. He is why I remain in India. I’ve also been blessed with friends that are my adopted family.
So person, place or thing? Persons – plural! I’m always happy to unpack my bags at ‘home’.