Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Returning to Humdrum

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

After a three-week hiatus from routine and repetition, I find it hard to return to the humdrum of my life. The majestic Andes mountains are replaced by rows and rows of buildings that appear lifeless despite their occupancy; the strange words in Quechua and Spanish that I strained to understand I no longer hear, all replaced by familiar phrases that I understand but don’t want to hear; the food that I eat tastes bland – spiced up but with all the flavor gone; that one person I want to be with is again beyond my reach; I left those desolate Incan ruins only to return to the solitude and desolation that is my life.

3 comments:

kayni said...

i feel the same way after a vacation.

i thought D flew back with you back to the Philippines.

Loree said...

I understand what you're going through. I sometimes wish that I could be on permanent vacation, travelling all the time. Being home is comforting. It's the daily grind of going to work that usually sucks.

Angeli said...

@kayni: he had to go back to work. but hopefully he'll be home by the end of the year. :)

@loree: a permanent vacation will probably feel as tedious as being home too. i guess it's the novelty and adventure that makes a vacation quite thrilling.

 
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