When you live in a house and are surrounded by people you know well, then it is life as usual. But when you need to move out to far off places in search of work or for studies, getting into those new homes make you homesick. Does this scenario fully explain homesickness?
When you walk into your existing house and which is now devoid of all people who once lived with you and left you alone that also brings in a sort of condition that some term it as HS. So it is not just the house but the people who constitute your home or to put it properly the lack of them and fond memories which brings in this sickness that we call home sickness.
In short, you do not get sick because you are far away from home or alone at home but being all alone without your immediate ones and the fact that this loneliness is going to stay, maybe a year or a month or a week is what makes you sick. Have you ever got this type of feeling when you went out on a vacation along with your family and far away from home? If your answer is in the negative, then we have defined homesickness. Hope you do not get sick after reading this…
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I think it’s possible to get homesick on vacation. It’s not only people or things, but I think it’s also the routines of our life that bring comfort to some. When we’re away for an extended period of time we may not have access to the things that give us that comfort, which our daily routines do. I’ve heard people say that they were looking forward to going back to work while on vacation because for some an unplanned day can feel chaotic.
You are right Ace, there are many dimensions to getting homesick,…Thanks for your comments.
One thing my husband always tells me (and I love him for it) – home is wherever we all are together. Doesn’t matter where that might be or what type of house we might have.
That is very true, and especially for the kids, as for them, any place is heaven where their parents are around…thanks so much for reading and commenting..
It was an interesting read. I also gave me a post topic to write about. Thanks for sharing.
This helps me too Upasna to write more…