13th of Oct was probably one of the best days of my life! My book ‘Two and a Half Rainbows’ reached the hands of the legendary ‘writer on the hill’ – Mr. Ruskin Bond. ‘The lone fox who dances in the morning dew’ and whose stories inspired me to become a writer.
I had been pursuing getting the book out to him for long and to finally realize this dream was surreal. Mr. Ruskin Bond is a prolific Indian writer of British descent and his short stories were part of our school curriculum. I have grown up reading his work and have learnt a lot from him, especially about the subtle art of short story writing.
Here are a few lines of the great writer –
“As I walked home last night
I saw a lone fox dancing
In the cold moonlight.
I stood and watched. Then
Took the low road, knowing
The night was his by right.
Sometimes, when words ring true,
I’m like a lone fox dancing
In the morning dew.”
― Ruskin Bond, A Book of Simple Living
You can grab a copy of ‘Two and a Half Rainbows’ (available in Paperback and Kindle) at the below links: