Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Books and Kites

A trip to a Book Store has always been very special, all through the years. And it was more so here, in Kuwait as I had as good as given up hope that I would chance upon a proper book store; one, which could weave in a sense of magic everytime you enter its doorway. Well, it truly did this time around!

Had looked up this place via the Internet , and planned to hunt for it this weekend and make a visit too, for all its worth. Even at the outset was somehow convinced that it would be good, as the website definitely seemed promising. So making our way through the most crowded locality in Kuwait, Mirqab, on a Friday, wondering all the while, where could this shop be, hidden amidst the din and almost a maelstrom of moving throng of people. And lo, there it stood, almost obscure and aloof, a small but a cosy nest of books. A sense of joy sweeps over, as I take in the rows of shelves, and the small reading couches and the books of the oh-so-familiar authors. So, pleased as a pie, with a bag loaded with books made our way back home, infused with a feeling of having met long last friends, and bringing some back home with me! And yes the pleasure of having an unread book by your bedside, is inexplicable!

Never thought I would fly a kite at this age, and experience the pleasure of helping something soar higher and higher. And ofcourse realising the all encompassing truth - when to let go and when not to. So flying kites might actually instil in this dictum in a very effective, albeit a subtle way, for individuals who fail to grasp it, in their pursuit of happiness and success! 

It was a pleasant breezy day, just right for kite flying, at the Mahboula beach. And friends were excited too, at the prospect of rediscovering the much loved activity of their childhood days. And memories of yesteryears were rekindled and it was good to watch them slip back to their past, with a bemused smile on their lips. With the sea so close by and summer setting in slowly, promised ourselves that we should do it again.

9 comments:

sudheer s. said...

Thank you, ma`am for your encouraging comments .I will be looking forward for more such comments and suggestions from you.

Reflections said...

Lovely post, I can just imagine ur excitement at finding tht library coz I face the same problem here in Dubai...look out for a library & everybody helpfully directs me to the British Library;-/

Reflections said...

And u r sooo lucky to have flown kites....I went all nostalgic reading abt it:-)

vaidegi j said...

@ sudheer - anytime! pleasure is mine.

@ reflections - aah!! good to have your here after a long hiatus!! on both our parts i would think.
yes think im lucky that i got to fly one here.

Dee said...

Wow! Flying kites is something i have never tried my hand at, and it's nice to see you have that skill!! I love libraraies too, and have one a small distance from my place which I frequent...and I'm sure this library will be great for you to spend time and just chill with a book!

vaidegi j said...

welcome here Dee!

no great skill needed other than the one id mentioned in the post! :) yes no better company than books..

Purba said...

The things we take for granted, thankfully in Gurgaon each block has a book store!

Imagine life without books! How dull will it be. Have you ever tried downloading e versions - I know they are a poor substitute. But at least it's something :)

ladyfi said...

Hurray for kite flying - fun for all ages!

Dee said...

PLEASE UPDATE VAIDEGI !!!!!