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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound
The sun plays hide and seek with the nimbus clouds, the moss between the toes is cold, damp. The acidic smell of pine leaves lends freshness to the air. It's getting colder. The winds of November whistle through the bamboo groves. Winter is almost here. She reminded the British of their Scottish highlands. 1496 metres tall, she's beautiful, she's Shillong.

Simon and Garfunkel wished to be home. Here I am with a wish come true - suitcase minus the guitar in hand - homeward bound. Leave sanctioned, suitcase packed, tickets confirmed, I should be home tomorrow. The blog posts will be a little irregular, but when I'm back I'll have a lot of stories to tell. Shillong here I come...

Homeward Bound

I’m sittin’ in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought’s escaping
Home, where my music’s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Everyday’s an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger’s face I see
Reminds me that I long to be

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought’s escaping
Home, where my music’s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Tonight I’ll sing my songs again
I’ll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me
In shades of mediocrity
Like emptyness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought’s escaping
Home, where my music’s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Silently for me
Silently for me

~Simon and Garfunkel

12 Comments:

bing said...

will you be walking in the sounds of silence on a bridge over troubled water?

have a safe trip going home and back...

aklanta said...

Happy journey...
this time you have a potent tool...your Cyber-shots...so we will be expecting to see lots of Shillong once you are back...

homesick said...

Bon Voyage

Abaniko said...

Happy trip and enjoy the respite.

aquamarine said...

Home is where the heart is. Have a blast.

I hope to visit SHillong sumday, mayb I'll revert to u when i'm headed in that direction...;)

AquaM

Atul Sabnis said...

Homeward bound rocks! What else can I say? Add Shillong to it and I am speechless.

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

Hey Soumyadip, have a great time at home! And come back safe and sound! Shubho jatra!

Rita said...

Hey, have a great trip and enjoy at home. :D

soumya said...

happy journey...
and enjoy ur time at home...

will do what u asked for...

Soumyadip said...

Thanks for the wishes everyone.

pallavi said...

Ahh my favorite place in the whole wide world.. tell me are cyber cafes very easily available.. now.. my how that is changed.. :)

Soumyadip said...

Pallavi, There are lot of cyber cafes around. Seems like that it is fast becoming the second most sought after profession after local taxi driving.

Shillong has changed a lot. I'll post something on that once my holidays are over.