Thursday, November 24, 2005

Just like that...

I love the smell of old books. Whenever I pick up one of the classics or a really old book, you know the ones where the pages are almost like papyrus, crumbling at your touch (ok, maybe I went too far with that), and I smell the pages,mmmmm, it literally transports me back to that time when the book was written, or well, whenever, donno what, but the feeling's really good. You feel one with the characters of the book or the author who's penned it. It's comforting. Especially on a lazy afternoon. And hey, has this happened to you anytime - you're listening to this familiar number that you've heard at home countless times, and when the track stops, you half expect to hear the song which came right after that in your compilation. It's like the jukebox in your head has already begun playing that number.

Well, just a rant...

14 comments:

Kahini said...

A rant? It didn't read like a rant.

phatichar said...

kahini: it didn't? oh well... :)

Full2 Faltu said...

Yes

I dont know if you have read those old Enid Bylton books. I like the smell of the paperbacks

Punds

Prerona said...

lol. i wrote that sometime back ... about the songs :)

why is guruji grumpy?

manuscrypts said...

oh man... even ur rants seem like posts now ;).. but yes, music does do that...

phatichar said...

Punds: Ah, Enid. And don't forget the Hardy Boys, and also 'The 3 investigators'. :)


Prerona: you did? hmmm. grumpy? naaah! just a li'l engrossed, tht's all like I said in my email. You take care of yourself now...

manuscrypts: :) am i missing something here??

d4u said...

yeah..absolutely..i can relate to what you are sayin...happened 2 me 2!!

Akruti said...

With music,YES:)

phatichar said...

I think I mixed ramble with rant..my apologies.. :)

d4U: no..? :)

akruti: i have company

susubala said...

Hey u've got an awkward taste and definitely I would get a sneeze or cold on going through it...

Iam allergic to dust.

phatichar said...

susubala: hmmmm...then you should avoid the 'dusty' places that give you a cold. Wise thing to do, don't you think?

Sayesha said...

Have heard from pple that they like the smell of new books, but old books? That's a first! :)

Yashita said...

i so agree on this one...i absolutely love the smell of old books(not text books)...as i love reading books(specially on a lazy winter afternoon with a hot cup of coffee)...the smell of books transports me back to those times.

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