Diary entry from 3rd october, 2014.
Okay, so today I finished reading “the diary of a young girl”-Anne Frank. This is one of the books that has made me sit up and think. What an amazing book! I can see myself in Anne and I feel that every teenage girl can see herself in lively and quirky Anne. I find it hard to believe that a person who is as old as i am right now can write so beautifully! But, to be honest, what I’m more impressed about is not her literary talents but the depth and maturity of her personality. In the face of the biggest horrors and dangers that any child can be put through, she became stronger rather than mellower. I am sure I would have succumbed within a few weeks(or maybe less!!)
Anne’s feelings are so similar to mine! It is as though somebody has been inside my mind. while it makes me feel strange to read my own feelings in black and white, it gives me the strength and confidence that what I’m going through isn’t strange. Sometimes, I would be ready to give a lot (a lot, trust me) to look inside the minds of other people and see as they do. I over analyse people. I think too much about what others maybe thinking, read meaning into their actions….Is what i’m thinking correct or am I a lunatic?? Also, I think too much about what could have been. This is my biggest shortcoming. I live too much in the past, or in the future. Probabilities. There are millions of them. I’m always thinking about how different some unpleasant situation could have been. I think too much about how a particular scene will play out in the future.
Well, I have deviated from the topic of discussion. Coming back to Anne: ” wisdom is the voice of experience” and saying that she had all the experience in the world would be an understatement. I identify myself with her because: she read a lot, she was curious, she understood people far better than other people of her age, and more importantly, she cared to think about what others thought.
You know what? I think I know why I love this book so much. It is the closest I can ever get to looking into the mind of another girl of my age. This might help me deal with m y mood swings, outbursts and whatnot. Okay then. I gotta go now.