Book Review written and Posted by Ranu

Yesterday I was able to finish reading the book, “A Long Way Home”.  The author is Saroo Brierley. It’s published by the Penguin Group.

The author was thirty years old when he wrote the book. He has very vividly described the trials he faced as a child. It’s hard to imagine a five year old boy remembering early years of his life in such great detail.

While reading the book I felt he was an extraordinary boy, he looked after his year and a half old sister, while his mother went away to work in an unknown place for days, so she could provide food for her family of five, three sons and a daughter.

He was left alone most of the time with his sister, while his brothers also looked for work.

Saroo the main character was always curious to know where his brothers go everyday. He managed to convince his brother to take him. This was the beginning of the little boy’s arduous journey,  who came close to death a few times but was  saved by unknown strangers.

His older brother had told him to stay where he left him, but Saroo somehow moved from there and ended up in strange  places and was unable to find his home, he did not know the name of the place where he lived, tried his best to describe it to strangers who were busy with their own life and paid no heed to a poor little boy.

Eventually he was lucky an Australian couple adopted him. he had never seen anything good in his life before this, he was surrounded by poverty, coming to Australia exposed him to a life he had never known, he actually could have a room where he could sleep and get meals without asking for it.

All the comfort and good life did not stop him from thinking about his brothers and his sister and mother. Every day he reminded himself about his family he longed to meet. He did not want to forget them and the place he came from. It’s as if he captured the memory of his five years in India, safely tucked away in a corner of his mind, his determination to remember his family was a priority.

His adoptive parents took good care of him fed him clothed him and gave him the opportunity to go to school. He loved them and did not mention the family he left behind, because he did not want to offend them.

He grew up and soon was able to use a computer, he used it to locate the place he came from, it took years to be successful, he did not give up, in the end he was united with his family

I was amazed to read how dedicated he was. When he left India he was only five years old, to be able to find his family after twenty five years is nothing short of a miracle!

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A to Z challenge

 

Care caution and comfort

Are my favorite words you know

Care will take me far

Caution will keep me safe

Comfort will make me  happy!

 

Care reminds me of my mom

Caution is a signal

I see on the street

Comfort  I love

Because it keeps me calm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Cool Comfort https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/01/365-days-jan-18th-free association/

Sweet cool comfort these three words sound good by themselves. When I use it as a title for my post. I say to my self what can I write ,if it is a title.  It’s amazing how we are encouraged to write about something we usually do not think about. If I were to choose a title for my post,this would not be it.

So here I am stuck with something I did not anticipate. Will it make me a better writer I have no idea.

Let me see what I can come up with by using the words separately.

When I think of sweet, I visualize a beautiful baby; a sweet person who has a remarkable disposition and is loved by most people; a delicious dessert, sweet aroma which immediately reminds me of a variety of foods. I can relate sweet to sense of smell and taste.

Next is cool, lot of things are cool e.g ice cream, cool temperature, air, cool person. These are some of the words  I associate with the word cool.

The last one is comfort. We all love the word comfort. There are comfort foods,bed and also I sometimes say, ” I am not comfortable with this person, the reason being they’re too judgemental, they are too critical,or too proud. Any one of these negative attitudes will keep me away from these people.

Having said that, when I join the three words together I get an entirely different perspective.

I am now going to see what I can come up with using the ,”Title, Sweet Cool Comfort.”

First thing that jumps in my inner self is my house. Let me describe my place of abode my way.

Situated in North America on the island of Newfoundland and Labrador is ,”my sweet cool comfortable home. It is not a mansion nor a palace. It is a simple abode I call home. It has everything I need to give me comfort. It provides heat in the frozen days of winter and it is cool on hot days of summer. My home provides all the amenities I need . How can I not love it. It is big enough to have a few guests and small enough to take care of it.

I have excellent neighbors who are always ready to help when I need them. The shopping center,super market ,hospital,airport is reasonably close,it doesn’t take more than fifteen minutes to reach any of these places by car. There is public transportation, it takes a little longer, but not because it’s far but  frequent stops the driver needs   to make to drop off passengers.

I am happy with my home,the city where I live my extraordinary neighbors and the unpolluted air. Where will I find all these things!