It's always a nice feeling to go back home.
This time it's nice alright, but it's a different feeling.
After having my parents shift away from the city I called home for 13 years(Bombay), my idea of home has suffered a few blows and possibly even an identity crisis. Is Bombay still home? Is Andheri home?(I shudder at the thought) Does the new house in Chennai feel like home? Where does Kerala feature in all of this?? Too many houses, even more questions , but no solid answers.
The new house my parents have shifted into( finally our own house-after a long period of bad investments, fraudulent builders and useless contractors) is beautiful. It's warm, cozy , soooo comfortable and every inch of it has my mother's signature style. Most of all- the house represents things and values we've grown up with-The plants in the balcony, the ceiling high bookshelf, the all faith mandir and of course, the well stocked kitchen and bar!!
It most definitely is a cliche , but home is truly where the heart is. Where the heart is happy, content, relaxed and loved , there is the joy and comfort of a home.