I am back! This turned out to be a really long India visit. Part of the vacation turned into a working trip, long nights included. Then there was the offer of extra vacation days, happily accepted.
Then there was the four day jaunt through Belgium and the Netherlands.
Then the long flight back home.
Sigh. It all seems so long ago.
The rude reality is – I am back now. The house seems to be filled with my bags. Also, accumulated mail and magazines that USPS has kindly dropped off at our front door in a huge plastic carton, laundry from before the trip, and lots of dust.
Why does every vacation have to be preceded and followed with tons of work? I suddenly realize that vacations are never really the break they are supposed to be. They are just a postponement of work to the post vacation period.
Yes, I know, this must be obvious to all of you. It happens at work too, when you come back from a trip smiling and then find that there is a mountain of work that has been especially kept aside because “only you can do this best”. That’s what they always say.
But I wonder why I keep forgetting this fact in all the euphoria before the vacation.