Farewell, Coimbatore – Day 88

I had the most beautiful farewell today. I got a book of my choice as a gift that was sent to my home directly. I got a beautiful handmade greeting with pictures of our outings together in the past two years. We cut a cake, and today I broke my diet by eating two whole pieces of cake. It was delicious.

Why did I ever stop eating cake?

While I was meeting everyone, bidding them goodbye, until next time. I realized, how much I have come to love this place and the people here. I don’t normally say this, and I would never say this out loud, but the people I have spent the last two years with are the most beautiful, lovable, caring bunch one could ever hope for.

Coimbatore as a place, is wonderful. It’s people, are a notch higher. I almost got a little teary eyed, saying good bye to everyone and all of this happened way too fast to fathom. I almost stumbled on the way outside my office, wanting to go back. There was something pulling me back. I wanted to sit on my specific ergonomic chair, one more time. I wanted to unlock my system, one more time. I wanted to stare into the yellow stick note on my desktop that reminds me to be mindful while I stare away into oblivion. I wanted to make fun of my colleagues, one last time. I wanted to sit down, have a laugh, one last time.

But this longing would be never ending, I would want this life, forever.

Good food, good friends, good work and laughter.

Life, however is all about change. To be mindful of one’s happiness when not lingering on it longer, is key. Same stands true for every other emotion we experience. I on the other hand, couldn’t handle the barrage of emotions I was going through today. It was quite evident from my face that I was super excited and happy – I’m only human.

I am going to miss all of you guys. đŸ™‚

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