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Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to an Inanimate Object’
Today’s prompt encouraged us to write a ‘letter of love’ to an inanimate object. As soon as I eyed the prompt, I knew instantly what object I wanted to profess my love to. Though on a second thought there emerged a couple of contenders namely, my laptop, my FM embedded speakers and my mobile phone. Yet my heart kept racing back to that one thing that makes all the above mentioned things take a back seat.
I would like to elaborate why?
There are times when I am engrossed with this love of my life, I forget that I have to work on content for my blog. Knowing that my laptop is pinning for me to open up its flaps and start typing fervently on it, I chose to ignore it till the time, work can no more be procrastinated.
The one thing that I asked from my parents when I left home for the first time was a radio player. I remember receiving a Philips player at that time. Then when I started earning myself, I bought woofer speakers, with FM embedded within and carried the same speakers to my MBA college hostel. On my second wedding anniversary my husband knew what I was missing in my new home and brought me similar speakers to make my days and nights happy with music.
When I chose to make a career away from my home town, I knew that communication in modern times is easy and cheap. Thanks to the mobile phone technology. The advent of better technology has only ensured that keeping in touch with family miles away became easier. I could not only talk to my mom for hours on cheap mobile rental plans, but also talk to her face to face with video chatting apps.
Yet, when my sister gifted me a kindle reader last Diwali, my joy knew no bounds.
I believe that I am a later comer into the fascinating world of books as I discovered its joys only during my engineering days. Books have kept me company throughout my days alone away from home. They have giving me a sense of being accomplished in terms of being well-read and knowledgeable. Books have also helped me break the ice and invite into my life some of the best friends that I have today.
Even through my two pregnancies, it’s the books that have kept me constant company. But my affair with books went dwindling once my second child arrived. No he alone did not do anything. Its just that by the time he arrived, my elder son was an active pre-schooler who lay his hands on everything within his reach. Everytime he touched any of my books, my heart went pacing in fear that he may damage it in any form.
While travelling earlier, I used to carry atleast 2-3 books on my journey but with kids’ bags taking a priority I was inclined to leave aside my own book-baggage.
But now with kindle in my bag, I hardly have to miss reading my favorite books. I can simply slip it into my handbag without any additional weight and it does not occupy too much space. I can read anywhere and everywhere while on the go, or at home. When kids get busy in their outdoor play, I carry it with me and continue reading while occasionally wandering my eyes to keep a check on the kids.
Earlier when I had to buy books, I would ration them knowing that they would need a respectable place in my home. Too much would obviously be difficult to manage. But with this electronic companion, I do not have to think two hoots about the space or any other constraints. I just download the title and read it at ease.
My relationship with my Kindle reader is still new and in nascent stages. Yet if I were to spend too much time parted from it, I would definitely feel restless and uneasy. It’s presence near me while at home or on the go, is an assurance to the fact that I am free to do what I love most anywhere, anytime.