On a cozy Sunday morning, my alarm went off an hour too early and startled me awake to muddle headedness. I quick glance at my phone notified me about a close friend’s event at 10 am – The Reading Social. Even in my half woken-state, I knew fairly well that the friend would enter my dreams and rip me apart if I dared to skip her event just to entertain my routine aching for deep morning slumber.
I’m glad I pulled myself out of bed.
I reached Raasta Cafe, which is only a couple of minutes from my place, just in time to take the last available corner seat. To my (pleasant) surprise, we did not have to go through any introductions with the fellow attendees at this point; only light hugs with my hosts after which I collected the envelope of instructions and went to warm up my corner in this cute cafe. I opened the envelope to find two sheets of paper; while I gladly tick-marked my food preference on one, I entirely skipped reading the other sheet which seemed to have a list of instructions.
Wuthering Heights has been on my reading list for over half a decade. As I turned the first page, a familiar&warm sense of excitement flooded me, streaked by strange nervousness about the emotional turbulence likely lay wrapped up between the pages of this classic. I was glad it was the first book on my sister’s shelf at home and ended my mini-panic-attack about 3 seconds before leaving home for the reading event (you know, the type of event where you’ve signed up to silently read for two hours, so it’s highly inappropriate to say, “Umm, I forgot to get a book”).
Two hours of reading by natural light (probably the first time in the whole year), breakfast, pictures and a social mingling session later, I got back home a happy girl. I could write three paragraphs about how cool this concept is, but I think you need to come attend one to really know it (22nd Jan, mark your calendar!).
Later at night, I wondered what was keeping me from worrying about the next day’s to-do list. Well, the only reason could be that the energy you gain during a morning spent right lingers on much longer than you expect.
This Christmas, let’s raise a toast to many such energetic mornings and blissful days. Sharing some pictures from the event, puffy eyed and all :p :
Two days late, but wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2017!