Of bookmarks and growing up

I love bookmarks as much as I love books. I have a whole collection of different bookmarks, from different parts of the world.

One of my favourites is from the Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands.Β  I bought it from the Museum’s souvenier shop. It is a magnetic bookmark, based on Van Gogh’s painting of red poppies.

The bookmark has frayed over the years, from over use, and from one evening of soaking in heavy rain.

I chanced upon it today and a funny incident came to mind.

We were at the Van Gogh Museum, soaking up the art. My son was four then and loved to sketch and colour all the time (he still does).


        Courtesy – http://www.pinterest.com

He asked me about the paintings. I told him a bit about Van Gogh and about the paintings, and why we were there.

And then it started, a loud bawling. To my utter amazement, it was my son. Shaking his whole body and crying.

We rushed him out and looked for injuries or bruises. Nothing!

After he had calmed down a little bit, we asked him what had happened, and if he was hurting.

The remnants of big sobs shook his little frame, as he said, “Why are my drawings not in this Museum?”

We laughed our hearts out and gathered him for a hug.

I told my son about this incident. He had a good laugh, and I just realized how time flies and how quickly my baby has grown.

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17 Responses to Of bookmarks and growing up

  1. AKIRAA says:

    Hiiiee I have learned that I have missed a lot from you and I hope that you’re well!! πŸ˜€

    Take care! πŸ™‚
    Sending you lots of love,

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    • nimi naren says:

      Hi Akiraa…I am well and so good to hear from you. Hope you are well too!

      I cannot even begin to explain the kind of problems I am having with my WordPress Reader. I cannot find any of the blogs I follow, so I am finding it very difficult to keep up with all my fav bloggers. It has been going on for two months but the bug is not getting fixed. Not sure what to do😯😯

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  2. Some bookmarks are really fantastic. I remember buying my sister a beautifully painted one with a little tassel on top. We get bookmarks from all over and so many get shoved in books and drawers…I’m kind of glad none of them are too high quality!

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  3. notewords says:

    That sounds like such an interesting hobby! Any chance of seeing some of them? πŸ˜‰

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  4. D K Powell says:

    Aww bless him! Sometimes it’s hard being a kid πŸ™‚

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  5. candidkay says:

    I love bookmarks also! Bought myself one during a particularly tough time. Leather and engraved, it reminds me of the good in the now and coming my way. Worth every penny!

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