Jerry’s Gabble #1 Books should be a man’s best friend

Yesterday in the park I met an old friend, Jerry, . He looked slimmer, fitter and very keenly focused. He was reading ‘Love in the time of Cholera’. As I greeted him and sat on the bench I could see his face appeared calm. And then when he looked at me again all he said was ‘Books should be a man’s best friend’.

All I could do was laugh. How can that possibly be true. Books are inanimate, without feelings and too simple to be as complex as a best friend.
Then he began to say:

~Books should be a man’s best friend because one gets the ability to choose whom to have and whom not to…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because books would never betray our expectations…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because people can come and go but books will never leave unless you want them to…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because books never tend to hide anything, instead express themselves profusely…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because books are available as and when we want them to be…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because books would never discriminate on the basis of caste, colour greed, opinion or race…

~Books should be a man’s best friend because books can be re-read and the old feeling can always stay there, the old memories can again be rejoiced…

I kept on listening to all his points. My smile got replaced by a confused look. His face still looked calm. I greeted him good-bye with a promise to meet him again soon…!!

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