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You just inherited a dilapidated, crumbling-down grand mansion in the countryside. Assuming money is no issue, what do you do with it?
I believe that everything in this world has something to say, a story to share, if only we have the time and patience to listen to it.
If I inherit one, I’ll visit it as soon as possible.
Walk through all the rooms, maybe I’ll find something of interest – perhaps,a browning ,black and white group photograph of my ancestors. I’ll take a close look and try to figure out if I resemble any of them. Do they all have a big forehead like most of us in my family ?
Maybe,in one of the old desk drawers, I’ll come across a tattered diary that reveals much more than someones day to day rambling. Maybe it belongs to a revolutionary, who penned his thoughts, his groups ideology, plans and views about the prevalent political scenario.
When, I reach the courtyard, I’ll stop for a while and try to visualise the hustle and bustle the courtyard witnessed every morning , many decades ago.
I’ll bid farewell to the mansion, with a promise to bring it’s former glory back. I’ll renovate it and convert it into a school for the local children.
The mansion will be alive again.