Monday, March 16, 2015

an even more pleasant surprise!

woke up early this morning and sleepily dragged myself to the toilet.  that's where i found this more pleasant surprise!!  i had to rub my half-awake eyes vigorously to be sure i am not in dreamland any longer. 

sitting there on the toilet paper roll's cage is a brand new, crisp, light blue colored book

yes, the complete edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  

my daughter unexpectedly bought a copy for me!   if i remember right, this is the very first time she ever gifted me a book and i am so glad, so joyful indeed.  this will make this copy a lot more precious, dearest even.

yet, what formed near tears to my eyes was the note she slipped inside the first page

thanks as well, my daughter!

you know what i will do the rest of this fine day?

i'll go to my favorite coffee nook at the nearby mall and order a hot mug of brewed coffee. very black, freshly brewed so that i will see the wisp of steam rise up from the liquid's ebony surface; so that my nose will be beguiled again by that soothing aroma; then i will sit comfortably and rest my aching back against the chair, and then

i will rediscover Jonathan Livingston Seagull's story.  

this time, it will be complete ...


~bani said...

Ooh woww! so happy for you! Books can be wonderful gifts!
Enjoy your surprise, while I drag myself here to the last leg of studies after which i can hope to relish my copy of seagull! Sooon =)
Blessed Be

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Well done brother, enjoy.

Prosper from literature.... live with love...

sito saguid said...

Dear bani

Just be patient with the last leg of your studies. Jonathan will be waiting to enthrall you soon ...

sito saguid said...

Brother Chris

It is not this soon that I expected to get the complete edition. i am so blessed. great stories like this warms my heart and fills it with silent joy.

i must admit rereading this now gives a totally different experience than when i first read it many years back.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother, this is the value of our own personal library. So often, I reread an old book only find my changing character has provided the basis for further learning.

In Lak' ech, enjoy brother...