Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more.” Start your post with the word “more.” Enjoy!
More than anything else I think people all over the world would want coronavirus to just vanish from the face of the earth😊. It would have happened in a movie or in a novel but it does not happen that way in real life. But even as I write this, I think truth is always stranger than fiction. I have read to this effect in so many books. And it is true. So many strange and terrible things happen in the lives of people that if we happen to read about it, we feel it cannot be true and it is all the imagination of the writer.
I am listening to The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain in Audibles. I was listening to the life of Tom who is the pauper and ‘more’ reminded me of Oliver Twist asking for more. Some scenes and some lines become so popular and remain in the minds of readers for a long, long time.
Books have always been a part of my life. In my younger days, I just could not stop reading a book once I had started it. Many a time I used to keep reading late into night. My grandfather used to stay with us for some months in a year. I remember one night, I was reading a very absorbing book, I kept telling myself, “one more page and I will stop”. That one more page became many, many more pages 😊. Then, suddenly I looked up to see my grandfather standing by the door and asking me if I did not want to go to school the next day. He listened to the 9 o’clock news and retired for the day. He had already had one stretch of sleep. I quickly closed my book and rushed to bed. But these days I read a book more slowly and it has been a long, long time since I have read late into night.
It was my grandfather who developed this love for stories and for reading. I can still see him sitting in a cane chair with a book in his hand. We would be sitting near him, listening to him reading aloud to us from our Epics and many other stories. I specially remember the stories of Lord Krishna. Some people and some memories are always a part of our lives.