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Happy Birthday…..

Yup …today is the BIG day….it’s the Blogoversary for Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses and Prejudices! Four years ago, completely disgusted with pink and fluffy madness that envelops the world when we say 14th February, I had made a timid attempt at spewing my angst by talking about Saki’s idea of celebration an Enemies Day, quoting people I wanted to really share the latter day with. Many moons later, I am still here and surprise, surprise, so is the Blog.

Yet so much has changed…my writing skills to begin with. I cringe when I look my old attempts (Please for the love of God, DO NOT look them up!) and I am very very sure that if I survive another five years, I will cringe at what I am writing today! Back then I used to rack my brains about what I should write about, but then one day, some four months down the line, enlightenment came to me and I knew I will write about the thing most important to me, books. Over the years, this resolution has been modified and I have blogged about history, friends, relatives, celebrations and vacations. But perhaps what has made this journey so much more fulfilling and rewarding , was how it opened me to new ideas,aka adventures (from MOOC classes to Ginger Carrot Soups) new books I NEVER knew off or would not dare to read (Margaret Kennedy (authors I never knew) and Virginia Woolf  (Authors I did not dare to read)) and finally and most importantly that I developed this whole community of readers, some who became close friends. Friends who introduced me to books, got me interested in hobbies I would have never ever thought myself capable off (Gardening, Knitting, Learning Latin….the last still being conceptualized and I think you all know who you all are!) and supported me with warmth and care on some of the darkest periods of my life, across thousands of miles and vast oceans, without ever having even once seen me in person!

There is so much to celebrate and there is so much of gratitude that I feel for everyone who takes the time out to read my babble and like and comment or simply visit like an old friend, dropping in without any formalities! Thank you all!!I am humbled by your kindness and attention! A mere thank you is not enough, but that is all I can say because while not enough, it is the most apt for the moment!

 

So here’s to all my sunshines and my secret place where I can be who I want to be….

 

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  1. I wish you the happiest birthdays, and many more of them. You share the date with my grandmother, who I know loved many of the same books that I do now, back in the days when they were shiny and new.

    February 14, 2016
    • Awww……that is soooo great! thank you!

      February 14, 2016
  2. Many happy returns of the day! I hope there are years and years of blogging anniversaries to come!

    February 16, 2016
  3. Happy birthday to you! Happy biiiiirthday to yooooouuuu! 😉 Seriously, a very happy birthday and many happy new blog posts. I’ve soooo enjoyed reading all your wonderful posts, and starting a lovely friendship. I love the way you dig deeply into ideas and aren’t afraid to say what you think. And thanks for being such a faithful commenter on my blog, even when I’m in the midst of a Greek frenzy. Your dependability is much appreciated!

    February 16, 2016
    • thank you thank you thank you!!!! I Love debating ideas with you and I am so very very grateful that you keep helping me in exploring new books, ideas and authors…even amidst a Greek frenzy, I pick up so many wonderful thoughts! 🙂

      February 16, 2016
  4. Congratulations on another blogging milestone. I share the same years, in the same month for anniversary but for months of 2012 I spent time mostly reading others blog. We share a similar interest in History and Books so I look forward to more of these in the future God willing :).

    February 17, 2016
    • Thank You and Congratulations to you too! Of course, we will have more discussions, debates and fun in the coming future!

      February 17, 2016
      • Thank you and I do look forward to all the discussion.

        February 18, 2016

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