To read in bed is to draw around us invisible, noiseless curtains. Then at least we in a room of our own and are ready to burrow back ; back to that private life of the imagination we all led as a child and to those satisfactions so many of us have mislaid the key – Clifton Fladiman
While talking to my kids about how we used to read comic books all summer, so many memories popped into my mind and I couldn’t help from chuckling out loud remembering those fun days of innocence. In those times, a comic book for a day was a favorite pass time. Me & my brother would get two books per day, read one by one and bond talking over their interesting stories. Chacha Chaudhary, Pinki, Billu, Shikari Shambhu, Motu Patlu, Adventures of Tintin and various other super hero comic books were somehow building up our vocabulary as well as smartness. We also used to enact some of the scenes. Young minds and nothing else to do, what else can you expect.
Cartoons on TV have totally taken over the habit of reading in young kids. Though I do encourage my kids to read but with easy visual medium and easy availability, they are more attracted towards TV than books. What I want to say through my opening lines is that in my opinion, reading any kind of books not only is good for entertainment, they introduce you to new words, it makes your brain imagine the character yourself. In those moments of reading, you enjoy your solitude. You learn to be alone and be happy within yourself.
I had read somewhere that books let you fight dragons, meet the love of your life, travel to faraway lands and laugh alongside friends, all within their pages. They are an escape that brings you home. Books take you to the places no passport can take you and the areas no one knows about. Reading takes us to places when we have to stay where we are. And these places are all unique to each reader. That’s why they say that start reading and be forever free.
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go – Dr Seuss
3 thoughts on “To read”
So very true.
Yes, reading takes me to a different world! As a teacher, it has been hard to cultivate this love for learning when today’s society is filled with so many distractions and instant gratification.
Thank you for your valuable comment.