The first and second parts of the letter were mainly created to give you some basic advice and ideas for your future life. I will talk now about certain memories that I cherish and that somehow changed my life…
– part 3 of the letter –
Books are, in a way, your best friends, because they will help you no matter what; even if you’re reading a love story, an adventure novel or a psychological study, you will always learn something from them and they will always offer you a new perspective about things. Just find a quiet spot, relax and let the books drag you into another world, where you can be the main hero. I remember that the first book I really enjoyed reading was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; this book created some sort of a connection between my real life and a fictional one. Sometimes I was the hero and sometimes I was like a judge, rethinking what the main hero should have done. I won’t spoil the story for you and I won’t talk much about it, I just hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Each book has its charm and you have to value that, especially nowadays when they aren’t “trendy” any more.
I remember the first movie I’ve seen in the cinema, I was ten years old (in 1997), and all the children in my class went to see Titanic. It was a huge success back then and because it was our first group activity, we enjoyed it even more. I remember how nervous we were when we stepped into the large room filled with chairs. They’ve turned off the lights and the big screen started to show some commercials and then the movie started. All the glamour, the music, the actors, the tragedy, the story and the ending made us laugh and cry and realize how lucky we were to be there and witness that particular part of the history. I am pretty sure it had a huge impact on all of us. It was also the first time a boy has held my hand, just because we were both nervous and very caught up in the movie, and we needed someone to support us in some way. Memories like this need to be treasured, because you won’t be able to re-live them, so remember to always enjoy the moment and make the most of it.
A valuable advice I want to share with you is this: try to keep in mind that each person is unique. As a book, they might have different opinions and as a movie, they can show you different sides of a story. There is a saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” that mostly refers to the fact that everyone and everything has layers or covers, so don’t judge them based on the first impression. In the beginning they will show you a certain layer and as time goes by you’ll see more and more layers (or characteristics) of that same person. It depends on the situations, other people and all sort of different factors if the layer is a good or a bad one and it is up to you to decide if you want to stick around to figure it out or not…
All you have to do is be yourself and I am pretty sure things will follow their natural course!
– to be continued –
P.S. For more posts about pregnancy and motherhood, check my “Letters to my child” Category!
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