Day 05: A Book That Makes You Happy

The book that makes me happy is Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray. I have mentioned this book before but now I would like to discuss more about it.

Eat Cake is a story of a woman quite stressed in her life who likes to escape reality by finding herself in midst of a cake. Baking is her passion and it is something she is really good in. She is living a normal life with her husband and a teenage daughter and her divorced mother. Things become difficult when her husband loses his job and she receives an ominous call from her father who informs her that he had an accident and he has had to come to live with them. Everything becomes complicated. It is a complete family drama with bits where you can’t stop laughing and the stances where you would sympathize with the main character.

It is her journey where she decides to take matters in her own hands, through moral support from her newly found friend Florence, who is her father’s therapist and her family who comes forth to support her when she decides to earn a living by baking cakes. Her hobby becomes her profession and she manages to save her marriage and her family from breaking apart.

How does this novel make me happy?

1. It helps me understand that things can turn out to be alright even if the present situations are hard to deal with. You have to take matter in your own hands for your own well being as well as of those whom you love.

2. It is the way Ruth turns her passion into her profession, which brightens my day.

3. The writing is beautiful with daily lives of the characters so vividly displayed; I can’t help but love this book.

4. I love cakes. 🙂

That is all for today’s question.

I will be posting soon, the book review of Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls.

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happy

happy-

a tiny word,

two syllables, still vast,

says everything, saying nothing

at all.

* Poetic form:- Cinquain(2-4-6-8-2)

* For dVerse Open Link Night. It is a crude creation but I have no other words to splash around right now.

leaving for her journey

Hello bloggers,

I got a wonderful opportunity to work with the lovely Merbear and you know what, we ended up creating this poem together. Please read and share your views.

leaving for her journey

She was binding her hair in a bun

Readying herself for the journey ahead

Which may take her to distances unknown

Bring in her the sense of being alive

She had never felt ever before

She was leaving behind all her fears

For the adventure that awaited her

 .

Her stomach coiled like a snake

Past torments licking at her heels

Dare she run so fast and proud?

Her life not worthy of a fairy tale

She sighs so loudly she startles herself

Trapped emotions needing to meet air

Praying to breathe air

 .

The stream of tears fell down her cheeks

Which she didn’t even care to wipe away

She was looking for a happy ending

Which she had to find herself in her own way

She picked up her hand bag of happy memories

And moved ahead towards her cage door

And pushed it open, it wasn’t locked

 .

Desperate echoes of her soul

Beckoning to her aching heart

Calling her to where she needs to be

She trembles with trepidation

Limbs weakened by the struggle

Her life never drawn before

By her own personal design

 .

She was never meant to be free

Doubts crossing her mind

When she had just seen the sunshine

But she would never return back

And thence, she flies away

Its true leaving is difficult but

Once you have left, it is easy not to turn back

 .

Then the breeze whispered her name

A lullaby warm and soothing

Like balm for her battered soul

Bringing her back to herself

Oh, she thought she had been lost!

Smiling inside herself with pure joy

For her true path was known all along

 

Homemaker

He was about to go out when she interrupted, “Best of Luck for the meeting. Come, I will get for you a bowl of curd and sugar for good luck.”

“Don’t you know I don’t like to be called while going out,” he sneered.

“I am just asking you to do so for your own success,” she reasoned.

“Please don’t think about me and do your own work,” he angrily replied, “I haven’t married you so that you could become a hassle for me.”

“I am just trying to keep you happy,” she said in a teary voice.

“If you want to keep me happy, just do what you are asked to do.”
“And don’t cry in front of me.”

“A burden… yes, that is what she is,” he mumbled to himself, leaving for the office, without giving a single glance to his weeping wife.

“Why?”
“Why can’t he love me?”
“Why can’t he just accept me?”
“I was not married off to live a life like this.”

She cried and asked the open air, these questions and then cried even more.

Wiping away her tears after a few minutes, “I must not let these thoughts come to my mind,” she told herself.

“These are demonic thoughts.”
“I must respect my husband. He is everything I have got.”
“I should try harder to please him and continue to do so even if he doesn’t pay any attention towards me.”
“I am a wife and I must fulfill my duty as the homemaker.”

She had all but forgotten the ill-treatment she was subjected to by her own husband and went off to the kitchen to prepare the meal for the day.

Versatile and Beautiful Blogger Award… :-)

Hey,

I have been nominated for Versatile and Beautiful Blogger Award by Timzauto and yes, I am really happy.

Thank You so much Tim- who is a wonderful blogger. Do visit his blog now- you will get a way to enrich your soul with some great ideas and experiences of life. I really like his blog because of its simple but yet endearing posts along with the truthful and honest language Tim penetrates within his words.

Well, as per the rules, here are the 7 facts about me-

1. I am an ambivert, so- it is quite difficult for people to accept me in the way I am.

2. I don’t have a single person in my life upon whom I can bestow my trust as a real friend.

3. I have been acting since quite long in my life, so, I think I have become a good actor by now.

4. I have always lied to my so-called friends about my first crush… silly? oh well it is.

5. It is sometimes very difficult for me to step ahead in life, I get lost very easily.

6. I am practical but still quite emotional and thus, I cry at odd timings.

7. I sometimes want to rewind my life and live my past moments once again, making relations I didn’t make and amending mistakes I did make.

Well, I am nominating the following wonderful bloggers for these awards-

1. http://littlemissobsessivesanatomy.wordpress.com/

2. http://beljoanne.wordpress.com/

3. http://hastywords.wordpress.com/

4. http://subtlekate.wordpress.com/

5. http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/

Regards,

HA