July 24, 2009

The empty house

"Empty" house: a house that has been left behind by people who'd made it home for a reasonable period of time, thus making them regular fixtures in the grand scheme of the house.

I think it's been a while since I felt an "empty" house. For a while now, I have been the one travelling and hence leaving behind "empty" houses... That explains why I can feel the very obvious emptiness around me now that S' parents have left for Chennai. I suppose it's a very noticeable difference in our teeny house when half the members have left... add to that 4 suitcases leaving too.. that means an unsettling amount of space.

For the past month we've enjoyed mom-made food, dad-cut fruits, a clean home and other basic comforts that we were once used to receiving and now used to providing. It felt good to be pampered all over again by the doting parents... and it was an all-new experience of living with the in-laws... all just for a month and now, it's back to just the both of us. We'll get used to it of course, as with anything. But here's wishing Amma-Appa a Bon voyage and a safe couple of flights!

7 comments:

Jughead said...

In a weeks time, I will be in an empty place as well. Amma was here for quite some time and is leaving next week. Not really looking forward to the empty place......

Jaya said...

Aww jughead, hope you feel ok too! Wish amma a bon voyage!

Balaji P G said...

Its atleast good that someone had come and are leaving. For me i am now longing for it as the pressure of nearing completion of PhD is too high u need someone to look up to. :)

Jaya said...

Balaji-> i hope for your sake that someone visits you then... and then I hope for mine that someone visits me next year.

Ram uncle said...

Jaya, look around the house, they must have left behind lot of love and their blessings to you both. And the blessings follow wherever you go.

Parasuraman said...

4 to two in a momnths time definitely will leave a vaccum and lifes like that .atleast u were lucky enough to have them and entertain them.good job

Jaya said...

Ram uncle-> Absolutely.. I just meant the physical aspect of the absence of course.

Appa -> Yeah, we were lucky enough to have them.. It was fun. Now it's your turn to have fun with me :D

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