Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gone with the wind......

This is the epic novel written by Margaret Mitchell which was later made into a Hollywood blockbuster of the late 1930's. I read this novel 2 years ago and it has touched me so deeply that I still regard it as one of the best books I have ever read in my life.

The book revolves around the story of Scarlett O hara who is the beautiful arrogant and scheming daughter of a wealthy Southern family. Its fascinating the way she steals her sister's fiance' and how she manipulates everyone around her for her and her farm's survival during the tough times of American civil war.

Then there is Ashley Wilkes whom she loved dearly but whom she lost to a very unassuming and lovely lady calles Melanie. It should have taught her that love is something that cant always be obtained through lies and cheating but Scarlett as she is can never understand these aspects of life.

I dont remember the story to a great detail to comment too much but what caught my attention in this story was the way the heroine manipulates everyone who comes in her way to her advantage. Then comes Rhett Butler who is as unscrupulous as Scarlett. He manages to get married to her after falling desperately in love with her, though by means of a mutual agreement. Scarlett fails to realize the love he had for her till the end of the novel until Melanie tells her before her death. But by then its too late. Rhett Butler, probably the only person who loved her knowing her nature fully, says his love for her has died.

What attracted me to the character of Scarlett was the sheer guts she has. The scene when she kills the people who barge in where her family was hiding during the war is quite fascinating.

It seems Margaret Mitchell took 10 years to complete this magnificent book. And I would say the outcome is worth each and every minute she has spent on it.

Monday, July 17, 2006

It's a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt Will disappear
And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Life sure is complicated.

Yesterday was a special day. One of the reasons that made it special was that I bunked office due to an upset stomach - or was it?? . And then there were some other reasons too.

Sometimes certain things that happen in your life make you think so much about destiny - You want something so badly but you know for sure that how much ever you may try,its not going to happen the way you want it to.And the funniest thing is that even knowing that you still long for it.

Hope Dewdrop has decided not to disappoint HeartofRose.

This is my first post. What made me decide to have a blog??? Now that is a difficult question!! The decision was a sum total of various things ranging from the need to express myself (now am I not philosophical!! ) to a lot of my friends blogging away all the time.

Dont know what it was but I am here anyways blogging away.... If someone like me who didnt even care to have a diary for myself since my childhood (tried to cultivate that habit but failed miserably when I was in school) has started blogging, well I dont know how long its going to last. But anyways starting off things has always been my strong point as my close friends would say.........