They say “home is where the heart is”. Many will go on to the extent of saying home and house are different. House refers to bricks and buildings whereas home contains people- people whom we call our family. This much we all know.
When I am talking about ‘homelessness’ I am not going to write another article about travel lovers. All I am trying to point out is that in this post modern world we have become so solitary and alone that the fragments of our existence fail to make out the feeling we call home. That is why we are always on run, always trying to escape the reality that surrounds us.
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”
The old structures of family have changed. We are always so far away from each other. Even when we get together we hardly look in the eyes of the other person and try to find out the sorrow and sufferings disguised as a perfect selfie smile. We hardly try to share the loneliness of those people we call family. We have become so busy in achieving those set goals our parents and the society pointed out to us that we have forgotten the primary reason why all this is necessary for. So we stay, caged in our own individual prisons and try to frame us in a family photograph only to write a caption on instagram which goes like “family is love”.
We make only acquaintances and not friends anymore. We arrange reunions and then forget to talk to each other and all our efforts go to make our facebook wall more colorful.
Lost in this virtual world we forget to trust. Because each time we do it shatters just like the glass palace of virtual reality. We become caged in our own castles. The bridges disappear frequently one by one. And we remain alone, tangled. No one to rescue because there is no escape, there is no escape.
So we stand. Lonely. Lost. Homeless. Always on the run. Always trying to connect and then failing in the effort unfailingly. And gradually in the journey of finding ourselves we lose everything else too.
All that remains is the hope that one day we shall hear the call from within and find out the way out of the castle- to be able to get out of the house and find a home.