Querencia


Definition: A place where one feels safe, a place from which one’s strength of character is drawn, a place where one feels at home.

Example: Mumbai is querencia for me.

You sometimes wonder, if a place, just a place can transform you into a whole other person, bring out a new you from you. Yes, it does happen. Only to those who are willing to draw the strength and vibes from a place; only when you let the place inspire you; only when you observe than you rather see.

It is all based on the perception.

Nobody else except you will be able to fathom a form of guilt/consternation of moving out of the place where you felt at home.

It was all by your choice, yes. But.. yes, all the buts stings you from inside.

Nobody. People may show apathy or empathy but no one except you will how much the place has ingrained the deep root of attachment.

Nobody has to and nobody will understand how difficult opting this choice was for you.

But, reality holds the placard, “Welcome to my world” for you and you have to get in the ride that reality takes you along.

After all that is life.

But hey, what are memories for?

You can always relive it just by recalling it.

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~ © 2017 Shruthi Jothsana ~

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