as a child, i believed that neverland exists and sought it for quite a while. *till what age, is something i choose not to tell* i was never clear of what exactly happened there, or what it *MY neverland* looked like, who lived there, or what they did. so i sought it in my life. sought it in the glittering, chaotic routines of mumbai, the eerie silences of shela, the cosy comfort of pune, the beaches & desserts of muscat, the oasis-like beauty of salalah.
last week we went to a different world. sea world. right here, in texas. a world of beautiful sea creatures. a world where penguins marched to their own drumbeat. a world where dolphins dance to music, a world where sea lions act in a skit & please audiences, a world where anything's possible. u just have to believe.
was that my neverland? i don't know. it sure was a different world, walking hand-in-hand in the rain, watching sea lions upto their antics, wondering whether we wanted to go on the never-ending ride, watching a 4D movie & laughing when they splashed water on us! it was just a day, but it transported us into an entirely different world. one which we'll miss.
but i think there's more to neverland than that. it's a place which is inside us all the while. it never goes away. u can always take a quick dip into it, whenever u're feeling low or whenever u just want to! we decide WHAT we store in there. memories, people, places - whatever we wish! and then, whenever we want, we can go back & relive those moments - almost magically. it's a place which houses my deepest, liveliest moments. a place i love & cherish. and will all my life. a place which i may never be able to describe in words.
i think i've found my neverland. for happily ever after.