By: Rachna Goswami
I have walked in someone elses’ shoes several times and have experienced the world of possibilities.
I have moved away from home yet found home everywhere .
I am young but I have already lived thousand lives without dying.
I visit my childhood easily and giggle and laugh out loud anytime.
I meet strangers who later have held my hand and guided me for long.
I have slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul and loved the journey.
I have unfolded world after world after world, worlds that sang to me, comforted and excited me.
Sitting in a room I have felt the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on my face.
I have experienced the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant countries breaking the shackles of time.
Everyday i feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person and have become smarter.
I discovered I could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.
I have successfully deepen and widen and expanded my sense of life.
I have made myself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand my friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, my own.
I have quietest and most constant of friends, the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
All of it was possible because I READ.