In my childhood, in our locality only three of my friends, two boys , 8 and 6 years old and my best friend a girl, of my same age, 6 years,were sure that if we can arrange for a long enough ladder and take it to the nearby hill-top. we can sure touch the sky. We can even bring one or two stars with us.
The boys’ father had many carpentry tools. They offered to make the ladder with whatever branches, wooden planks, cords, nails a long ladder but our dream could never materialized. You know, how these elders are. They never respect and give importance to children’s dream. They will somehow find fault in even the cutest idea. Instead we were fed with history, geography and all the knowledge available on the sky.
Now who wants to here all that humbug when it’s your playtime but you can’t argue with elders.
Now all friends separated, I wonder, do they remember our childhood silly dream and laugh?