The Egyptians saw the sun and called him Ra, the Sun God. He rode across the sky in his chariot until it was time to sleep. Copernicus and Galileo proved otherwise, and poor Ra lost his divinity.
I was learning book-keeping at the age of 12, but it never stopped me from pursuing literature. Over the years, I grew to love the written word.
I was always taught that book keeping was more relevant than book reading. The only thing worth reading was meant to be a balance sheet.
Of all the writers I have read, Vladimir Nabokov has made the biggest impression on me because he, despite living through the 1917 February Revolution, forced exile amidst the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, the two World Wars and quite a lot of controversy, was an author who never gave up.
My life is ruled by four W's: my writing, my work, my wife, and my whisky. Not necessarily in that order.
While I can't walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whisky.