You have been away from home.. but not for so long..
You are putting up fine.. you're still very strong!!
You are in the tourist mode.. everything is still green..
And you do feel nostalgic.. as you're not a machine!!
Just then you get a call from someone very keen..
And they just want to know that, "How have you been?"!!
You put up a brave face, and say you're doing great..
And you feel that is ofcourse true.. there is no debate!!
You laugh a lot and tell them all about this new place..
You switch to video chat, so that they can see your face!!
Its not that you have changed a lot, since they had last seen!
But they just want to know that, "How have you been?"!!
You tell them stories.. some you recently went through..
how you found your way.. when you actually had no clue!!
the apartment in Weyburn Terrace has no terrace it seems..
& how when you just fry onions, the fire alarm screams!!
They listen to everything you say and imagine the scene..
As they just want to know that, "How have you been?"!!
Well.. its fine I guess, for them to feel so concerned..
May be I will understand their feelings.. when time will come..
But still their concern somehow becomes my source of power..
To stand up and face the challenges before me at any hour!!
So, I just have to smile and talk to them with a grin..
As they just want to know that, "How have I been?"!!