Choc-a-block of Reader’s Block
His attention was lost with lightning speed;
On books he had nothing contrary,
So anytime he wandered into a library,
He would borrow some and videos
And see movies till the cock crows,
But fall asleep before the turn of a page!
Blame reader’s block or his mature age?
The following is an excerpt from a previous post
P usually had a lot of expectations about his birthday presents from family and friends, and most of them, if not all, never came true. The jovial person that P was, he usually took things in his stride and whistled through his disappointments. On his last birthday, his neighbour had given him his best wishes and a neatly gift wrapped package over the fence. This was the first ever birthday gift from his neighbour and P opened the package with the required “Oohs” and “Ohs” to show his appreciation. P however, could not prevent his sudden in-drawn breath of shock and the dip in enthusiasm mirrored on his face… The present his neighbour had given him was a book titled “Old Man and the Sea” by somebody named Earnest!
Flitting through the blurb his intelligent mind could pick out that it was all about a fellow who went to fish and caught nothing for a long, long time… till he finally caught a big one…………….
P considered himself to be quite an intellectual, but he could not make any sense of the book. Only the theme of fishing stuck to his mind.
Since then, many a time he had sat down with the book and a cup of tea…………… the book served as a lid or coaster for his tea-cup!