How are you doing? Hope everything is fine with you on every front. Hope the New Year started off well for you.
Sitting here in Siem Reap, I miss you very much, my Mumbai.
I miss your chaoticness, your liveliness. And your rains too.
Blue sky at dawn in Mumbai.
I don’t mind your unclean beaches, it is always better than not having one at all. The smell of the ocean is what I now yearn for. I miss eating paav-bhaji and bhel-puri at Juhu beach. The other day I had Häagen-Dazs ice-cream sitting in an air-conditioned mall but it is no match to licking an orange bar, strolling at your Juhu beach.
Flamingos must have come, feasted and gone without saying Hello to me.
For a change, I won’t mind your pot-holed roads, the humid weather or even the chaotic traffic.
I miss the sound of a chugging train; miss the smell of sweat and miss the peak hour rush in local trains.
I long for a weekend getaway to Mumbai and its southern part…. to walk along the Marine drive admiring the sunset or sitting leisurely at night to be with the restless waves.
I don’t have any of them here.
I miss the festive mood and the festival goodies, the chillness in the fresh morning air. Christmas, New year, Sankranti, Pongal all gone by …
In short, I miss life.
As I count my days here, I am looking forward to travel to Mumbai.
I know it’ll bring a big smile on my face the moment I touch your feet and as I write this, I am already smiling. 😀
Looking forward to see you soon,
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