"I drew inspiration from the lines of the novel to adapt to a totally transformed environment. That collection of words was more like a friend to me to guide and keep me strong whenever I was on the brink of emotional breakdown or homesickness."
2012: The year when I got into an irrevocable contract with me and reading. An entirely new door of opportunities had just opened for me, admission into Vidyagyan school.
“You know the moment you feel connected with someone, something, or some place, you dig more until and unless you are satisfied till the brim.” I could co-relate all these aspects of mine with one of the most iconic, widely read, and universally loved books- ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone’ by J.K. Rowling.
The characters, rigorously selected students of the unique school, and the beginning of an entirely new world (hostel and school). I found a match there.
Why I got so intrigued to read the subsequent books of the series? Honestly quoting, I had the thirst of knowing the further story, solely to predict my life in the Vidyagyan school. What next was there for Harry and me in two parallel running worlds. How he coped up with all unfavorable elements so that I could ladder up smoothly.
I could deeply connect myself with the characters of the book. Obviously, a bit more biased towards Harry. Literally, I drew inspiration from the lines of the novel to adapt to a totally transformed environment. That collection of words was more like a friend to me to guide and keep me strong whenever I was on the brink of emotional breakdown or homesickness.
The plotting and settings of the book assured me that good time was approaching me by inches.
Moreover, the importance of having quality friends, who stand with you even at 1am at night.
One more side of the book has taught me to apply my intelligence for the greater good of humanity with a tinge of selflessness and generosity.
Another learning that kept my spirit high was the determination to ‘NEVER GIVE UP’. Face your fears. They may scare you but remember you are equally capable of tackling them down with your inner powers- self-belief, determination, and devotion.
How could I neglect the invisible bond I shared with the book. It was the first book(novel) I read but in chunks. However, my eternal interest to read aroused me at that point of time. That was the day and here is today ……I read almost daily and will love till my last breath.