When I retire, I want to go buy a cottage in the hills, and live there.
The kids look at me with the expression saying it all “The old woman has lost it, she cant sleep without a heater in Delhi winters and dreams of spending the end of her life at a hill station”.
Youth is arrogant, demanding and sadly enough, completely un-empathetic to aging parents and their dreams of one last gig before calling it quits.
This has happened to me many times.
I can not help it.
I spent my childhood in places like Meghalaya, Kohima, Imphal and would love to go back there – where the air is fresh, smells of pine, houses are built of wood and in the night, the stars shine like huge orbs in the sky. I love the view, the winding roads, the simple lazy life.
The kids are urban to the core and would not be able to handle it.
I could live the rest of my life in such a place.
In fact, this is perhaps the only resolution I will have for the rest of my life.
am like a fox terrier – I get an idea into my head and go after it, with a single minded focus until I achieve it. Right now the prey to hunt is a cottage in any hill station …. and yours truly is the fox terrier. Let the Games … oops sorry … hunt begin.
Why do you want to go to the hills?
Because its calm and peaceful.
You’ll get bored
Nah – there is always internet and television
What will you do with yourself the whole day?
Probably start teaching in some primary school or something ……..
You’ll have no company
You’ll be surprised. In metros no one has time for aged people. I see so many lonely parents living with kids. They have nothing to look forward to and no life of their own. Kids have no time for them. They are busy.
I fear becoming old like that. In small towns the pace of life is slow. Every one has time.
We’ll always have time for you. After all, who else will keep you out of mischief.
Such killjoys you are! You always want to keep tabs on me. I wanna run away
Hehehehehe, its gonna be so cold, you will probably pee in your pants. Better invest in adult diapers.
Both of them roll over on the floor laughing at this thought
WTF, what did you say?? Take that back! I am not that old dammit!
Humph impertinent kids!!!