There was only ever one type of longing that I've felt. It is the longing for freedom.
Freedom to travel. Freedom to live as I please. Freedom to make mistakes and learn.
This is something that I need. It is not a want anymore, rather a need.
My heart aches when people around me are free to explore and discover the world on their own. I've always wanted that.
I've always wanted to go to Europe - To go backpacking through the continent to non-commercial cities.
To Ladakh- To go backpacking in Ladakh.
To England - To spend a summer in a cottage in the English countryside.
To Rome - To make a silly wish, laugh and then toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain.
To Africa - To volunteer to help the poor and diseased. To do social service.
To Goa - To street shop and meet eccentric people. To taste the fusion of cultures and write about it.
To Japan - To capture images of falling cherry blossoms. To learn to make a perfect sushi.
To Bangalore - To go to sleep happy and wake up happy, without chaperones this time. To bask in the weather.
To Tuscany- To inhale the scents in the air and exhale in awe. To not speak the language and befriend locals.
To Maldives - To relive good times. To detoxify. To relax. To just be.
To Greece - To take photographs.
To Makkah - To repent for all my sins. To seek redemption.
To Singapore - To eat everything I grew up eating. To feel like I did when I was a child, again.
To Madras - To live like its home. To not see anyone that I don't wish to see. To reconstruct a pre-existing life.