According to Susie, her mother had the best job in the world, she was a librarian. So, Susie grew up amidst the shelves of magical lands, mysterious islands, adventurous children, lovable animals and unlimited supply of imagination.
She got so attached to books that at times she could barely wait to complete the story and ended up sneaking quick glances during class hours at school. Some teachers would sternly forbid her from doing so ever again but others rebuked her gently, while encouraging her passion to read.
Years later after she’d left home, Susie still felt wholly incomplete without a book nearby and always had one tucked away in her purse when on the move.
After the shocking diagnosis she was crushed. It took all her strength to get out of her lingering depression, as her eyesight gradually gave way. She firmly decided that before she was completely blind she would learn Braille and even in this digital age she’d keep reading, with an actual book in hand.