There are very rare things that could beat sitting in the balcony with the morning breeze and bleeding away the words. Folks who were in the city for a little while now, left an hour ago. Though I am not alone yet it does feel empty. Just a glance at the calender and I realized that next week it will already be two months for me in this city. I wonder, how quickly time flies.
There isn’t much to share about these two months just the initial hula-boo about the new city, which ofcourse isn’t as new to me. Having lived here before gave me a sense of homecoming when I landed. The days of April were challenging as I struggled to churn out post for AtoZ by the night and settled with new workplace during the day. While I was living at a stone throw distance from my office in Mumbai, here in Delhi I had to commute for more than an hour. Well, this is just the start of comparisons, I think. The two cities are stark opposite in many aspects but it would be demeaning the either one if anyone compares the two. The two cannot be compared, rather shouldn’t be. Having lived in both, there different things each city offers.
The day I landed, I was flooded with welcome texts and number of questions that followed. At times I felt like recording the answers to the similar questions that followed me everywhere. Answering to those questions I found myself asking some to myself too. Then started the house hunt. The house hunt experience was different from that of Mumbai. I would visit places in the morning or evening during commuting to and back from office. Returning home exhausted I would just hit the bed after the dinner. What years of determination couldn’t do was done in just a few days here – turning me into early-to-bed-early-to-rise person. And weekends.. included catching up with friends old and new and exploring hidden parts of the city which were left unseen the last time.
It’s strange how a city changes a person and when you leave, you just don’t leave behind a city you also leave behind a part of yourself that you won’t ever get back. Yes, I do miss me of Mumbai but now is the time for the new beginnings and new stories to write, so I am back with a new chapter for #DelhiDiaries