Bookpress 6 – Murder on the Orient Express
Immediately after watching it on big screen late last year, I bought myself a copy of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. And all these months, I’ve been eyeing it as the next book that I will read. Finally this week, I picked it up, and its almost unputdownable! I am loving Christie’s style of writing, and I’m even more enchanted by Detective Hercule Poirot. He has effortlessly made it to my top 3 literary characters (already). I can already tell that I will love this book.
Needless to say, I will be writing more about it soon.
Have you even noticed something for the first time that has always been there. It happened to me today when I walked into my office after a meeting, and noticed how the trees outside my window cast pretty patterns on my wall. I love it when this happens, and I find beauty unexpectedly. Its like the Universe is giving me a little wink, and sharing a secret, like only old friends can.
Sometimes we become friends with the most unlikely people. One of my most cherished friendships in the recent past is with a colleague of mine who is more than twice my age, but age has nothing to do with anything (a revelation!). We often discuss spirituality and the ways of the world, and everything in between. Today he brought basil-turmeric tea for me because he knew I’d been sick with a sore throat this past week.
Its these (seemingly) little acts of kindness that stay with me forever. I may forget words of flattery, or even empty appreciation from people who didn’t mean them. But these little moments where someone does something simply because they wish you well is fleeting and hard to come by, that they become precious memories that I reach out to for comfort long after the moment has passed. And for these thoughtful people, I’m eternally grateful!
There’s nothing that symbolizes Valentines day more than hearts and Roses. So naturally I jumped on the celebratory bandwagon and got red roses.
Whether or not it had any impact on my mood towards love, it made my house a happier place. So thank you St. Valentine.
Happy Valentine’s Day!