You’ll Be Missed

We have always been proud of being unattached to material possessions. It is not that we do not value our belongings, but we do not attach undue importance to at least 90% of our possessions. We thus usually do not get heartbroken if something breaks/ tears occasionally. Or even while decluttering – we are happy to give away things we have not used for quite some time.

We were then caught by surprise when we felt a sinking feeling in our stomachs when we had to sell our car. A beautiful Hyundai Verna, it was running smooth & strong even after eight years. But thanks to vehicular rules in Delhi NCR, we could not continue with our diesel car once it touched the 10-year mark.

Even pine needles seemed to love it… At Kasauli!

We were surprised to find ourselves sad because we have never been sad before when any of our vehicles parted from us. On brooding further, we realized it was because the Verna had been an integral part of our marriage.

When we had first met, N had later dropped P home in the Verna.

N’s ‘barat’ came in the Verna & P’s ‘vidai’ happened in it.

The Verna took us to all our date nights.

It tolerated all the narrow lanes that Google Maps pushed it into.

Most of our road trips happened in the Verna.

At Chamera Dam
Standing pretty with heritage at Churu
Our love at a place of love
On the tiger trail in Sariska
The boy & his beast in Chakrata

It conquered some horrible roads on our travels.

From Bharmour to Chamba… A true test of this car

We stuffed truckloads of luggage in the ample boot space of the Verna.

Stuffing ourselves in the car & ample luggage in the boot space… on the way to Ranthambhore

We argued a few times in the Verna. We joked many more times.

It saw us through the seven – year itch!

There will be another car, but it will not have the same memories as those we had with the Verna.

Our throats still get choked thinking about not seeing that gorgeous beast in our parking. You will always have our hearts sweetheart!

P. S. This post was first published here.

9 responses to “You’ll Be Missed”

  1. […] Dhanachuli, Nathuakhan, Saur, Chiliyanaula, Lansdowne, Jim Corbett National Park, Pangot, Chakrata, Sattal, Landour, Naukuchiatal, Dehradun, […]

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  2. mildredprincewelch Avatar
    mildredprincewelch

    vice versa

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  3. mildredprincewelch Avatar
    mildredprincewelch

    You are rare and worthy of it, and never thinkother wise!

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  4. That’s incredibly generous of you. Thank you so much! I don’t even know if I’m worthy of such high praise.

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    mildredprincewelch

    You are original and attachments are more positive on within levels than physical levels 75% of the times!

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  6. Absolutely rightly said! I pride myself for not being attached to material goods but separation from our car hit me hard… For precisely the reason that it’d become a big part of our lives.

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    mildredprincewelch

    “Ordinary Girl, you are an ordinary girl
    because you know that you are an extraordinary girl
    comprising talent & beauty.” _-Van Prince

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  8. mildredprincewelch Avatar
    mildredprincewelch

    “We miss the things and values we become attached to
    because the things we are attache to
    become a part of our lives.”_-Van Prince

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