I am a Nicholas Sparks fan. The Notebook had me in uncontrollable tears, A walk to remember wrenched my heart into a tight twist, and Message in the bottle haunted me for days after. Almost 15 years after I read Message in a bottle, here I am taking a cue from it. In the novel, the protagonist, Theresa Osborne, a columnist, finds a bottle that had drifted ashore, during one of her walks along the beach. It is a moving, heart-melting letter written by a husband to his late wife. Almost possessed with the idea of finding the writer, she sets on a journey, that makes the rest of the story. So after I painted this bottle…
…I decided to leave a message inside it. Nothing profound, but something that gives a sense of how light, easy, and relaxed life can be.
Whoever finds the message, maybe 10, 20 or 50 years from now should know that in the mad rush that the world is in, some days you can afford to slow down. Fetch a bowl of chips, a cup of tea, and a book. Find a spot with a good view, and some breeze. Sometimes, that is all it takes to experience bliss.