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 could 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, and nails a long ladder but our dream could never be materialized. You know, how these elders are. They never respect and give importance to children’s dreams. They will somehow find fault in even the cutest idea. Instead, we were fed with history, geography, and all the knowledge available in the sky.
Now, who wants to hear all that humbug when it’s your playtime but you can’t argue with elders.
Now all my friends are separated, I wonder, do they remember our childhood silly dream and laugh?