Thursday 5th February
Dr. Seuss certainly had it right about reading. You loved your books, you had an amazing knowledge of trivia, you learnt so much, and you travelled more than most.
From the early days you sought out Enid Blyton and Winnie the Pooh, Thomas the Tank Engine and Beatrix Potter: you just couldn’t get enough of the written word.
Your childhood was filled with books.
You loved history, myths and legends too, reading avidly about the ancient Greeks, North American Indians, the Bible, early settlers to the Caribbean islands and Indian folklore and their gods.
You would hunt down all sorts of books on horses as well, and had quite a big reference collection.
The classics too: Homer’s the Iliad and the Odyssey, Aesop’s fables, Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers all fascinated you. Anything with a bit mystery, fantasy and epic storytelling would keep you quiet for hours, as you became spellbound by the rich tales in front of you.
And then there were the cartoon comics, from Disney to Marvel, and your favourites, He-Man and She-Ra, you were always wandering around with a book or magazine under your arm, that’s if you weren’t sitting still.
All your books are still upstairs on the shelves in your bedroom.
Are you still reading, my Angel?
Love you sweetheart.
I’ll read a silent bedtime story for you.
Missing you so much.