Wow. Thank you! So I guess we’re on the same boat then for yours is a lovely one too. :))
Of Monsters and Men — King and Lionheart
And as the world comes to an end
I’ll be here to hold your hand
‘Cause you’re my king and I’m your lionheart.
Unearthed my long forgotten Hallmark Thoughts to Keep card collection today from a deep slumber inside my enduring art box from HS. :))
You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.
Family days are the best! :))
ABBA MANIA! @ the Waterfont Hotel
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Atticus Finch
Howdy! I’m loving classics April so far and for my second read, I randomly chose Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird which I had marked as to-read a long, long time ago. One thing though, don’t ever judge a book by its title or you’ll have the most absurd first impressions like me. Lol. I was thinking that it’s all about killing a wild bird, up till the moment I’ve opened to the first page. I was surprised in unfathomable ways.
To Kill a Mockingbird was more of an experience rather than just a story, I reckon. It implores the reader to feel and see the whole thing through a little girl’s perspective, which is really something because the book itself is a whirlwind of events, emotions and characters. Love and hatred, racism and equality, innocence and experience, etc. in all the seasons in one little sleepy county of Alabama during the Great Depression. Imagine living in a time when there was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries and yet all the characters are carrying on and just teeming with life. Wow.
As I read on, I felt like some passer-by or a neighbor or even an onlooker yonder in their close neighborhood. Okay, so I felt like Boo Radley. Ha! Anyways, Scout, Scout, Scout! I just love Scout! I was to be a ham. I love how she stands up for what she believes in. I love everything about her and her relationship with Jem, Atticus, Dill, just about everyone! I somehow saw myself in her. Hmmm. Well, for a child to be thinking as Scout, just wow! And Atticus! It’s not time to worry yet. It’s so inspiring how he always finds the right words to say to his kids, how he holds on to what’s right and what’s good. He is one heck of a dad!
I loved this book. It’s one of those that never leave you even after reading. It’s like childhood which stays forever a part of ourselves. It may be nostalgic or haunting for some but ultimately, it remains. Harper Lee, it was extraordinary! ★