This is a kind of an open letter to you. You are the place I have been residing for the last one and a half years, I need to have a word with you and so I thought of writing to you and expressing my feelings for you.
You used to be known as Bombay and I used to be known for nothing then. Today, I have a lot of things which you have given me and I am thankful to you. You are not just a feeling, not just a city, not just another place in this world, not just an emotion, you are a whole. To be frank, I was scared enough to come and meet you or befriend you for life but see what you have done to me today, you have got me HOOKED.
I have found a home in your heart, you have gifted me with a stable job, a few good friends and so many places to be at, where I can find myself alone yet protected. I visit my native place once in a while to get the feel of my house but after a while I feel the need to come back to you and again rest in your arms. You do this to people who haven’t been here but decide to come here and stay. You seem to be overcrowded but still have place for millions who are still planning to settle down with you. As said by many and even experienced by me, you take a lot more than you give but that’s what life does to all of us, doesn’t it? You are doing nothing new and I respect you for all what you have done and how you have been.
It’s not easy to give everyone that warmth, make them feel blessed when they are not at their actual home and make people realize the actual worth of their life. You make everyone struggle hard to earn their living, you make them starve, you make them sweat, you make them bleed but at the end, I am sure there are millions like me who come back to you and thank you for what you did to them. You are not a beast, you are not a God but you are a friend, a true friend who shows you the mirror to life, well, by all means of truth one should know.
To sum up, all I would like to say that I am really grateful for all what you have made me experience and the way you have brought me up in this little amount of time. Stay the same.
I will always love you 🙂
A struggling resident – Ashu