James Bryce once said that “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it,” and I couldn’t agree with him more! As if to reiterate the very same thing, I just revisited my diary written two years ago and located this post. Titled ‘Memories on Reading’, it says, “I lay curled up in a corner of the den, book in hand with just one table lamp on. Nothing else mattered except finishing that particular book. If I could help it, all in one go! Completely lost in a fantasy world where goblins, trolls, fairies, The Famous Five, Secret Seven and so many other fascinating characters resided, all I wanted was that the story never end.
“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” is a phrase that I’ve often heard, used, and it is also the one which touches a very deep chord in me in any context.
The weather had been changing for the last few days and I had this awful feeling that February would see us back to temperatures in the thirties.
Last weekend we had a delightful time in the Sharqiyah Sands as we went deep into the heart of the desert. Accompanying all of us was our guide, 25 year old Salim Wahaibi, who apart from giving us the most adventurous ride of our life in the desert, enlightened us on an entirely different way of life and living.
Already a week into the New Year and despite all the misgivings some people might have had about the world coming to an end in December 2012, here we are and time’s ticking. Whatever your New Year's resolutions may be, I sincerely hope that 2013 is filled with memories, moments, and snapshots that can be captured on camera.