Wednesday, November 2, 2011

the five people you meet in heaven

you can say, you found your favorite book when you won't get tired of reading it. Books that make you ask for more pages when you reach the last part. And books that you want to read all over again, or maybe read it forever.

Mitch Albom, swayed me from so much understandings in life. He moved me with his superb words.The unique characterization, description and an amazing story of a man who journeyed his way to heaven and the five unexpected person he met.

This book hits me more than a sudden bang, a slap from anyone and a careless fall. It changed me, like it renew my faith to someone, and change my views to those i hate the most. Maybe because, there are characteristics of Eddie, that i can put myself on, on how he hated his father, and how he love his wife. It brought me some tears on the last 3 part, from his father, his wife-Margarette and the little girl, Tala, The blue man and the Captain add up to my emotions too, they moved me, they were one of the wise men Eddie met. I just can't find a certain favorite part, 'cause the whole book covers every good words.

I wish i can put the whole book here, but it wouldn't be possible, so here is the qoutes that i love the most.

*“All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.”

*“Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves.”

*“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.”

* No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at the corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river,

*“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”

*Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.

*"People think of heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless.
This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. to have it explained. it is the peace you have been searching for."

*“There are no random acts...We are all connected...You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind...”

*“Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

*“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.”

*"sacrifice is a part of life. it is supposed to be. it's not something to regret. it's something to aspire to. little sacrifices. big sacrifices. a mother works so her son can go to school. a daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.

*“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.”

*“Death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.”

*"lost love is still love, eddie. it takes a different form, that's all. you can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. but hwen those senses weaken, another heightens. memory. memory becomes your partner. you nurture it. you hold it. you dance with it."

*“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”

*“This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”

*“Every life has one true love snapshot.”

*life has to end," she said. "love doesnt."

and the last part where Tala, said "Not her hands, My hands, I bring you to heaven. Keep Safe."

And one more thing, its really my all-time favorite book for the fact that i could give up this games and forgot a little while in exchange of this wonderful book.
Hail Oh Mitch Alboom,the refinement of every person who read this.. Bravo to you! :)

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