Monday, March 24, 2008

marking a page...

I fancy bookmarks. I don't really know how i caught upon this habit. Plus, if i've to gift somebody, a bookmark has to go along with the present.

My friends have realised this too. They gift me bookmarks as well. Each random book has one in between it's pages. Whenever i bring down a book to read from a room upstairs, it has to have a bookmark.

Somehow, of late, i've been misplacing them. Blame it on my carelessness. Father uses tightly folded sheets of paper to serve the same purpose. These days, i'm doing the same thing. i don't want to wake up one fine day, to find all my bookmarks gone. Some represent the fun-times that i had with my friends.

When small, i remember making them. Using glitter paper, coloured pens, sticky glue, and coloured thread. It was part of art classes during school. Father, M would help me in the process. Putting their ideas forward.

I opened a book which lay on my table. I just glanced through it. I saw a thick strip of blue and green. With silver sequins decorating it. And some words written in blue glitter. I remember now. I had made it last summer, before i moved to Mysuru.

Two were made on that lazy afternoon, when every other activity seemed boring. My hands got really sticky, and i had a difficult time washing it off. Mother stopped by me, wondering what her daughter was upto. She proceeded with her chores, knowing that her kid was crazy in that short span of time.

I wonder where it's mate is?

7 comments:

Kadalabal said...

A good ananysis on Book Marks keeping a peice of paper or folding is the only way for us during our younger days now it is days of book marks. so it is very nice to see books are not folded and kept neat and clean. habit of some marking in books with pen is really irritating but cant help and cutting pages of library books is like taking a part of the body of yours. if u take a book and start reading at a interesting point u r stuck with torn pages and link is gone ur feelings can not be explained u get so angry with the people who have done this. all is part of the game and life is like that

CHITRA CHARITA said...

I too like bookmarks. I get the kids at school to make them for their notebooks. It is easier to find the page from where correction has to be done.
Also it brings out their creativity ..
I had a student about 18 years back. She started a 'company' to make bookmarks, envelopes and cards in her vacation.She was just 9 / 10 then. She went on to do her masters in art from Boston and has recently published a graphic novel.

Ms.Hegde said...

Once upon atime i was so obsessed with bookmarks that i bought them but never used them thinking that it would be taken by someone who borrowed my books!

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mouna said...

pranesh sir,
i agree with u. missing a particular plot can really get irritating.

chitra charita,
true. it brings in creativity.

ms. hegde,
i think i used to scan the books for bookmarks and later lend them.

The 'Ekaangi' said...

hey you are not replying to adam brown's comments !!!
i remember my bookmarks... i used to tear away the strip of cloth in between personal diaries, and use them... i was pretty destructive at my young age