After our market spree, we bid adieu to Mcleod. We took a sharing taxi till the Dharamshala Bus stand. From there, we took a bus to Chandigarh. On the way we had bhajiyas and bread pakoras. It took us about 7-8 hrs, and we reached Chandigarh at about 9 pm. I tend to become sleepy on road trips, so I was sleeping during most of the journey. During the times I was awake, I saw how the landscape changed from the curves on the mountains to the fields in the plains.
It's weird how you can experience so many flavors in such a subtle dish. In the first few bites, the dish seems bland. You've never tasted anything like this, and your taste buds starts tricking you into believing you can't enjoy something this unfamiliar. But if you stick through that phase, slowly slowly the taste starts sinking in. You can now enjoy the feel of every flavor that the dish consists of, even if it has just a few of them. I think even the experience of change in our life unfolds like this. You make an image in your head about how the new place would be like, how the new neighborhood kid would be a geek, how your parents would react on your new proposal. But if you gather the guts and actually live through the moment, actually observe the change with your purest heart, sooner or later, you'll realize change is not that bad after-all. Maybe we still love the previous city more than this one, but nature has given us this experience for a reason. And in fact, experiences are all what we have.
This is an article in my series 'Workation 2020', which is a 16-Day post-lockdown trip to Himachal. Follow me to live the whole experience along. Check out the posts and story highlights of this trip on Instagram at my handle @divyagolyan!