Where do you want to go on a short holiday? Asked my husband.
My husband giving me the choice of place really took me by surprise.
You mean to say you are leaving the choice to me? I said still not believing him.
Yes, I want to know if the choice is left to you where would you like to go, he reiterated.
I thought for a while and said, Bangalore.
Why Bangalore of all the places. I thought you were against visiting the same place twice, he reminded.
Noticing that he appeared not too happy at my choice, I persisted and said why not Bangalore ?
O.K. If that pleases you. Where would you like to stay, he asked next.
At our closest friend’s place. You know how I long to see them and recapture all the nice time we had before they left Chennai years ago for good, I said.
I thought you would choose to stay with your people or my relatives , he said.
Well, not this time because I would like to spend all the time with these friends of ours, I said. Also this trip of ours will be a very closely guarded secret, I assured him.
O.K. What ever you say, he acquiesced without any argument, which was unlike him. Catch women keeping something secret, he mocked.
Not before long we landed in Bangalore and headed straight to our friend’s residence and were greeted with such warmth and pleasure by the family. Oh, time just flew reliving old times even as our hosts treated us to delicious food and snacks almost throughout the day during our stay with them. Nothing to match home hospitality or the depth of friendship which was so overwhelming, I realized while taking leave of them.
Aye get up, you sleepy head, have you forgotten today is a working day for me and you have to pack my food.
I got up with a start !
n.meera raghavendra rao