|“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”|
This quote has been my favorite since a long time. Dreams are mysterious rays of hope.speculations..interpretations and at times, conclusions. So when I went on to read Dream's Sake penned by my friend, Jyoti Arora, I was very much excited. Dreams take us to an unknown destination where we see things, the way we perceive them, conscious or subconsciously.
But dreams are tricky. They mean different things to different people. Some take dreams like a glass of scotch-they gulp it down and forget about it. Some others, treat it like threads, weave them together to form a piece of it. The best part about this book is the variance of its characters and yet, the penumbra of the thread called Life that binds them together on a journey, that changes their lives.
Who does not have a Past? We may fret about it or regret, love it or miss it.. The past is what makes us the person that we are today, in the present. The book revolves around four characters, Aashi, Siddharth, Priyal and Abhi -nothing extraordinary about them! Simple average people we find all around us. People we walk, travel, eat, work with. Every person has a story and Jyoti takes four such focal points to narrate a story that transcends each of their lives to a newer pedestal.
Aashi is a practical, "aaj ke zamaane ki ladki" ( 21st century woman) who is emotionally, financially, vulnerable, She comes down to a rented house with her mother.She is aware of the world around her and thus, remains quite conscious regarding the people she has to interact with.
Priyam and Abhi are her neighbours, who live just next to Aashi's rented house. They lost their parents in an accident. Their friend, Siddharth's wealthy father helps them meet their ends. His love for Priyam, lingers on even after succumbing to the impacts of his distorted family life. Like I mentioned before, Jyoti manages to encapsulate as well as distinct between the various characters as they entwine into each other's lives by each passing day.
I'd suggest you to read this book to freshen your mind from the daily romances that seem to be the current obsession. Of course, at the end of the day, what are we without Love.. But to experience the vivacity of it, you must read this book.
The only thing that I felt was that certain parts were a bit sluggish, though those parts were necessary. But at the end, it hurries at an end, which is a common feeling among writers. Nonetheless, the intensity will surely keep you enticed.The language is simple and the idea behind this book, is appealing.
A well deserved 3.5 out of 5 for Dream's Sake.
Thank you Jyoti for sending across a copy of your book.Wishing you the very best in this and all your future endeavors.