It was June 2011 when my friend dragged me to a seminar after college.
It was “Aadarsh Amdavad”, a 15-day self-help workshop, that consisted of:
- Daily 2 hour sessions by an acclaimed speaker
- Had a spectrum of audience instead of a narrow group
- It did not want us to “get better”, but the way it was designed, ended up making us better.
After that fortnight of daily wisdom, I felt a surge of happiness that I didn’t want to let go of.
So I started walking to Crossword Book Stores near my college, after the workshop got over.
For hours, I would just sit there and read, not knowing I was getting into an affair it would be impossible to get out of.
For hours, I would not care about anything in the outside world, just me and the books.
For hours, daily, it was a retreat from everything else in the world!
That love affair has lead to a lifetime partnership with books now.
More than anything else, keeping myself lost in that world has lead me to find myself, over and over again, peel by peel, page by page.
Here’s to a decade of that relationship 🙂
Here’s to a relationship that is with you ALWAYS…
Here’s to a lifetime of companionship!!!