Friday, January 27, 2017

Has a book ever changed your life? If so, which one and why?

There are many life changing books I have read. Speaking about the one book, it will always be, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J K Rowling. I know, it may sound a bit naive but this is the book which struck the chord of passion for reading inside me.

I had always been studious (or made to be one) during high school. It was the long vacation after tenth grade I actually registered for a library subscription. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- I had watched the movie before reading the book. It was fascinating but not as much as the book.

I still remember the day when my eyes first caught the attention of the second book in Harry Potter series. It was lying on the lowest shelf in the library stack. When I started reading, it was bit hazy as I wasn’t familiar with all the characters. What gripped me was the introduction of Dobby in Harry’s room. I couldn’t take my eyes away from reading- ‘the blue eyes’of Dobby was elaborated so explicitly. I had completely fallen in love with the J K Rowlings writing.

How did it a fictional book change my life? 

Fiction is nothing but a glimpse of non-fiction. I love the friendships, the Weasleys, Dumbledore, Snape and many others. I love them all. Dobby will always be remembered (even my mum knows who he is). I with my mum and sibling had watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets innumerable times.

I want to re-read the series but looking at the 100 books on my reading list I can’t dare to! I hope someday I read Harry Potter books (a happy memory of my childhood) to my kid. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Story of my life in five sentences

Write your life story in five sentences.

  1.  Life kicked my butt hard enough to fall flat on my face (count that-many times).
  2. I pulled myself up every time (Blaming God, why me?) but never cursing life and still believing- Life is Beautiful.
  3. I accepted others decisions for me (which they thought were good) just to keep them happy please and I was in soup.
  4. I believe in ‘karma’ which hasn’t restricted me from being cunning and selfish.

story of my life

5.  I have become courageous (not so much to stand before a lion-Mind it!) so much so that I can be upfront.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Her wait is over

She knew there was someone outside the door,
Her hand was on the door knob,
Something stopped her from opening it.
She closed her eyes,
rested both her hands on the door,
There was complete silence on the other side,
Still she sensed someone's presence,
She couldn't hear anything,
Except her own heart beats.
She was waiting for the knock,
Why is she waiting?
She was sure someone's out there,
Ever felt that feeling?
She couldn't wait anymore,
She snapped open her eyes,
Turned around the door knob,
Looked straight into it's eyes, and said
"Hey there, Opportunity!
Why didn't you knock?"
With it's classic wicked grin said,
"Sometimes you need to find me,
and pull me inside"