Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “figure.” Use the word “figure” any way you’d like. Have fun!
We were at a book shop buying books as gift to a little girl. My son bought a Junior encyclopedia for his nephew and coloring books for his niece. One of the colouring books had different geometrical shapes. They reminded me of enjoying geometry in school. But all other branches of mathematics filled me with dread. Those figures were the bane of my life.
The word bane came to mind because I had been re-reading some parts of The Lord of the Rings. It is one of my favourite books. I read it for the first time in 1994. Our son has Retinitis Pigmentosa from birth. I love books and I did not want him to miss out the world of books. I read to him from the moment he could understand books. In fact, I lived my childhood again with him. In 1994 he was in class 4. I started reading to him Lord of the Rings. It took us forty days to finish the book. He loves the book and has a very good BBC adaptation of the book.
Coming back to mathematics, solving compound interests filled me with terror. I found it very difficult to figure out how to solve the problems. After passing class 10, we could opt for our choice of subjects. My first act was to drop mathematics from my life 😊. I had been waiting for the day.