Basking In the Sunlight
Today was a sunny day, the sky was clear of clouds and the sun glowed brightly in the sky. In winter these sunny days are something that I look forward to. Even now when I am preparing my breakfast I'm looking out through the window enjoying the view.
A Reflection on The Book Thief
Book Stats: The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, was published in 2005. Curled up on the sofa beside the fireplace, I began reading the book in the silence of the room. The tick-tock of the grandfather clock provided a lulling backdrop, allowing me to immerse myself in the story. A 'dong' from the clock told me an hour had passed, and I was done with the book. Here's my opinion on it.
A Therapeutic Rainy Afternoon
The campus let us off at 1:00 pm today, and it was a slow day. Signing out of the campus, I began the stroll back home. Only a few steps were taken before Mother Nature gave me a surprise. A drizzle graced the day, and I ducked under the awning of a store to pull out an umbrella from my bag. It helps to be prepared. With the umbrella on my head, I continued the stroll. The petrichor spread through the atmosphere and engulfed my senses, accompanied by the pitter-patter sound of the raindrops hitting the pavement. It felt as if Mother Nature conspired to give me an autonomous sensory meridian response. I immediately felt my muscles relax, my energy levels rising, and the tiredness seeping away. The combination of the auditory, visual, and olfactory response to the rain was nature's rejuvenating therapy.
Simple Pleasures; Sharing Morning at the Bakery
A ray of sunlight escaped between my curtains, hitting me directly in the eyelids. The warm, bright sensation jostled my senses, pulling me from the land of dreams and awakening me to reality. Blinking my eyes, I slowly opened them, adjusting my vision to the light in the room. Sitting up, I let the blankets fall to my lap. Running my fingers through my hair, I gently massaged my scalp as I enjoyed the scenic beauty of nature in front of me. It was a serene moment that compelled me to take time to admire the wonders of nature. So, I sat there enjoying the rays of sunlight streaming through the curtains, slowly increasing in number and intensity.
A Story with a Deep Impact
Book Stats: The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel published in 1991. Getting up early has a major advantage; you get to admire nature's beauty. The serenity of the morning nourishes your soul like no other. Knowing that I had time to spare before heading off to campus, I got comfortable on the bench in my backyard garden with a book in hand, surrounded by nature. Opening the book, I submerged myself into the world of letters and words, while nature provided a soothing backdrop. Here's my opinion on it.
Connecting Through Compassion
Waiting for the weekend, to unwind with nature, I got ready and was excited. Today was the day the campus decided for us to go on a volunteer trip to the orphanage in the next town. Grabbing my bag, I put on a helmet and cycled to the campus. The wind was blowing lightly, causing the creaking of the branches, and the streets were silent, with only a few pedestrians seen. Mr. Barker caught my attention as he was just opening his dainty little shop. The banner that he set outside showed 'Today's Deal', so I stopped outside, greeted him, and asked for the deal.
Book Review: Dead Poets Society
Book Stats: Dead Poets Society by Nancy H. Kleinbaum published in 1988. Back from campus I decided to go ahead and finish one of the recommended book, this book was recommended to me by AD Baloach ADB who is also an excellent writer.
Literary Adventure; Book Review
Book Stats: Where'd You Go, Bernadette was written by Maria Semple and published in August 2012. It's the middle of the week after the Monday Wilderness Adventure. I hope the rest of the week is calm and peaceful. Grabbing a book, I curled up by the window in a warm, fluffy blanket and spent the next hour reading. Here's my opinion on the book.
Sitting on my couch in the comfort of my house, I am writing to share with you about my day. It's been a wild one. Today, our campus arranged a training camp in the woods to train us on the subject of 'Field Medicine.' It was enlightening; I learned about the various types of plants that can be used in treatment in the absence of medicine, how to deal with bites from various animals and bugs, and much more. As the time for a break came, everyone of us stretched and put things in order before heading for a meal. I thought this was an appropriate time to give my mom an update.
Little Jane's Big Project
It is a chilly afternoon, and I am standing in my living room with a kindergartener. A young brunette with green irises, she lives in the same neighborhood as me. Today, she accosted me on my way home from the campus and requested my help with her project. Seeing the determined passion in her eyes, I agreed, and together we went back home. Upon reaching home, I gave my mom a tight hug and told her about little Jane, who accompanied me back. I asked my mom to check in with Jane's mom and left to get freshened up, leaving Jane with my mom.
A Day with a Book
Book Stats: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, published in the year 1866. Today I had some free time on hand, so I decided to return the previously borrowed book from the library as the date of return was closing by. Cycling to the library while enjoying the cool breeze and silent street, it was still early in the day. The library only had the librarian who was sorting out the books. Returning the book I asked for a recommendation on a deep moralistic novel, the librarian gave me a smile and pushed a book towards me. Taking it I sat by the window in the library and started reading. It is Russian language, though I am not proficient in this language, I know enough to get by. So I started reading it took me quiet sometime but here's my opinion on it.