Sep 8, 2012

Opening Page

Opening Page by teshionx

Opening Page, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
This would be my valuable moleskine!!! No, not because it is my first (and only one so far); It has seen my life through the precious 3 years of momhood till now..

This moleskine had startled me at first.. I had contemplated a lot about buying it at all.. I had just quit my job, and taken up drawing once again. I had already invested quite a bit in drawing supplies, and for a person who's not going to be getting any cheque back home, buying anything seems like a waste..

With $12 as its cost, when I bought it, I just didn't want to draw anything in it..

I purchased it in 2009, a little before my elder brat arrived. I drew a little, journalled a wee bit, and brought it to India that year.. It always intimidated me.. I left it here and went back to US, since I wasn't finding myself drawn to drawing much in it..

I re-discovered it here at mom's house when we moved back here, this year.. This time with the second brat in tow, I started drawing again in it.. This time, it came easily to me! I filled in all the blank pages too, and so there is not much of a chronology followed in the book..

Now it has become such a precious possession, for all little and big reasons, wonderfully filled with memories and events, I don't think $ 12 will ever matter again at all.. This is more valuable than the costliest camera that I could purchase for recording memories!!!

Welcome to my world! :)

2 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

How lovely that it is worth so much more than the cost.

Shalini said...

Yes Sue, it is definitely more precious.. Thanks for visiting..