I am a reader.

AURELLY SOPHIE
Posted December 20, 2018 from Cameroon

I am a reader. As a child, i questionned everything and anything around me, why was the gate infront and not at the back of the house, why was our house painted green or white and not any other coulour, why was ‘y’ why? I just needed to get answer to each possible doubt i had and heaven knows how many doubts i had. In all my quests for knowledge however , many individuals felt embarassed by my huge to know more, thus in order to have my attention deviated elsewhere i was each time fed with dogmatic reponses such as gates are infront because people made it to be so, the house is green because it is a colour ... does that meant i ought to live life because people lived? Definitely NO. My parents have always been career-driven lovers. They consecrated a large part of their time to work while we stayed home after school with an uncle who never loved kids and never missed an opportunity to remind us of that. When my mum return from work she was too busy cooking meals to listen to me narrate my day to her, she would each time tell me to go and read or send me on errands, anything to have me keep quiet. Daddy on his part was ever fun of our night chats infront of a football match but such could only last as long as the game. With the passing ages, i made up my mind to in books ; seeing myself as a living character of one of such books. Books to me represent anything i ever want it to be, it takes me wherever i may want to go and ofcourse never complains or limits our chats. In books i discovered the potentials in me, the capacity of been heard without uttering a word ; knowing my bestsides, skills, hobbies and helping me work on my possible limitations. I am proud to BE LITERATURE. I fall in love each time i touch a good book. Every chapter seems to redefine my purpose for being. I read peolpe’s lives, their hustles and struggles ; their loves and hurts and see them get build as i personally grow. The best gift i ever gave myself in this life was reading : reading anything and all things with an infant’s curiosity. Building wealth that can never be stolen but improved when shared.

Aurelly Sophie.

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jlanghus
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

Hi Sophie,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your introductory story. I'm sorry that your parents didn't listen very much to you, but I'm very glad that you found new opportunities and worlds in all the reading that you did and do. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning about what you're passionate about and what your mission is.

You may want to consider submitting a story for either one of the current call for stories, too:
1) "What Gives You Hope:" https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89062
2) "A World Free of Violence:" https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89332

Hope you have a great day!

Sis. Salifu
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

Hi Sophie,
Welcome to world pulse and very good speaking out. Your hobby is something good build on it.
Kind regards

Ngala Nadege
Dec 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018

Hello Sophie.
Thanks for sharing your story and for speaking out.

SIMON MUREU
Dec 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018

I was like you and ended up becoming a writer

Hi Sophie the power and importance of books of whatever nature and type cannot be underestimated. Books empower us as they contain loads and loads of knowledge. When you have a good book you are knowledgeable and empowered. Needless to say knowledge is power because when you readyou are opening up your mind and sesnse to a new dimension and perspective on anything that it is. So keep up the spirit and with books you open up new levels of knowledge and understanding on issues and you can be able to put up a good argument on almost any topic that is thrown infront of you.