“Read as much as you can because most writers, when they were young, were voracious readers.’’ – Ruskin Bond.
I missed a chance of meeting Ruskin Bond sir during his visit to Chennai way back in 2012. He was in Chennai, as a part of the Landmark Ruskin Bond Tour, to celebrate the book store’s 25th Anniversary.
From that day it is in my bucket list to meet him in person at least once in my life time. His is with readers through his writings and books. For me he is a teacher – a distant teacher who taught how to read Literature and to infer messages from it and learn the art of writing through reading books. Many readers will agree with me that apart from encouraging to read, his writings help us to
1. To be an optimist
2. To enjoy the art of gardening
3. To develop resilience
His works when read from a younger age is sure to create a remarkable future for the reader. His writings are more than inspiring and encouraging. Though I started late,
I want to thank him for being my teacher (distant teacher). On his 88th Birthday today, I penned a poem for him which I would like to share with you all fellow bloggers
Mr. R – Our SIR
Ruskin Bond with his radiant smile,
Round face, rosy cheeks, long nose
Upon which sits a shiny spectacle
Writes witty words of wonders of Nature.
His words make us feel the hilly breeze,
Smell the fragrance of flowers,
Hear the buzzing sounds of insects,
Have the window view of Dehra
Taste the sumptuous breakfast.
Lucky are the pens and papers
Who stay along with his shadow
And make his thoughts get life.
His hands and fingers work hard
To make us enjoy a feast of his writing.
Ruskin Bond is our super hero
Who is turning 88
A day of celebration for us for our SIR
Who added a sparkle in our lives.
LONG LIVE AND LEAD US SIR !
Which book of his are you planning to read again on his birthday today? Do share it in the comments.