“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein –
The biggest luck that I had in my life was probably the first book that my neighbor gave me for my 7th birthday. It was “Little Woman” by Louisa May Alcott. I read it over and over again, by the end of kindegartner I probably read it 10 times and I knew it by heart. Many years has passed since then, but I still remember the adventures of the four March sisters. Josephine, nicknamed Jo, was my favourite: a strong and independent girl, who took responsabilities for his family and sacrificed her comfort for them and to help others. Also Amy, in some ways, made an impression on me. She was graceful, happy and benevolent, she loved art and things came easily to her. I believe that book had a great influence on me. I still feel to be a sort of mix between Jo and Amy, Jo remaining the one who most inspired me.
That book not only introduced me to who would have been one of my most favourite female character, Jo, it also made me fall in love with reading. During the remaining 4 years of kindergartner I probably read about 30 books.
They shaped my mind. They gave me the ability to dream and to believe.