I must have written this post a couple of times in my mind… but am all blank now…

The time has finally come for me to say good bye to my home in Santacruz. We have to vacate the place today… I went there to have my last dinner knowing that i wont be walking in those streets ever…

Most of the things have been moved into a garage… Our home is almost empty… In the next couple of days they gonna demolish the building to build a new one… [sadly we wont be moving in back unless i can raise a couple of Crores in the next 1 year]

The Sheth family have been staying in this house for more then 65 years. My grandfather when he moved to bombay took up this place which was close to the railway station and also to Podar school where he was a teacher…

My brother and I were raised here… The place was small but never felt so… Our doors were always open inspite of me telling my mom to be careful and not let it be open all the time… It was a perfect place to grow up… lots of trees around, a big playground and lots of kids… add to it school friends namely Hitesh staying just a building away and my cousin Mihir in the next lane…

Some things i will always remember like all the kids learning to cycle, watching movies at neighbours place, bursting crackers in divali, flying kites, friends coming over, buying our first refrigerator and tv, going out every new year to juhu beach, bullying my brother to go out with me, all of us playing carrom or cards at nite after dinner, going for juice… going to beach in the morning for walk…

Everything was close by… the beach, bandra, airport and the railway station!

When i think practically this move is right and about time… But when i think from my heart i just dont want to let go… but i know it will be difficult to hang on to this place… some point of time i will have to move away…

Akhand Jyoti #1,
8th Road,
Santacruz East,
Bombay 400055

I shall miss you…

Update: Spent an hour at home…  mom/dad left at 430pm… there was nothing to do for them… the house was empty…  I sat for a while and visited our neighbours…Spent some time with my bro in the house…

At 5:45pm I locked the house and handed the keys over…

Emotionally Drained.