Friday, January 1, 2010

Joy of Reading

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Jay is an avid reader. Anyone would appreciate the passion he radiates in his grip and grasp in focused reading. He is well read, respected and knowledgeable. In my perception he chose to read for emotional fulfillment. Reading made him happy inside.
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We got introduced through his friends on a rainy day. He was very calm and seemingly proud of having read a book on Digital Electronics from cover to cover. That was a book he chose to read out of interest. He was supposedly a geek who used to enjoy reading Electronics and Mathematics. His friends were no different. They used to hover around the intellectual plane for hours together. Our breathtaking acquaintance became stronger day by day.
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During the final year at college he started reading fictions and remained selective about non-fictions. He had a few priced possessions in his collection that he would hesitate to share with anyone. To my surprise he shared one of them with a girl in the campus and a year later they fell in love. Reading favored them by all means and broadened their horizon. I got to travel with them all over Europe a year before he decided to quit drinking. Reading provided him spiritual experience and made him wiser. Gradually his obsession towards me declined.
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Yesterday Jay decided to live without me. He is happier. Finally he “read” the fine print “Cigarette smoking is injurious to health” on the pack I used to be in. Jay is an avid reader! Happy New Year 2010 !
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