Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Five people you meet in Heaven

Writing complicated thoughts simply is the biggest jewelry of any writer.  And Mitch is a goldsmith by this standard. He knows what it is to feel the writing and it is expressed in each and every line he writes...when you  read his book it feels as if someone is narrating you story but then when you raise your eyes to look around for the person there is none...

What remains after reading this book of his is...thoughtful serenity - you will start looking at most of things which fill your everyday of life - useless! ...you would rather start thinking about those people whom you want to give importance but have not been able to do so...in a hope of meeting them in heaven...

I believe - a book which can compel me to run directly from my office just to finish the book - is a great book :)...I finished it in 2 days when I was terribly busy in office and had to wake up till 3am during weekdays...simply put - I loved the book...

Book starts with THE END of a person called Eddie - and captures the very last moments of his life...its tragic but the very first chapter succeeds in establishing a relationship between Eddie and reader...

And then Eddie starts experiencing what heaven has to offer - meeting 5 people - some expected and some unexpected - who  played very important role in his life.

1st person - Blue Man tells Eddie -
"No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone"
So true! Infact I believe the only biggest fear that anyone of us have is - I have no one! and I am alone. I am sorry but let me tell all of you so thinkers - you are wasting your own life!

And the 2nd person - The Captain reveals to Eddie -
"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."
Its a very tough thing to understand and more tough is to live upto this thought...we are all so mired into selfishness that we forget that we are mature...so many times it happens to us...we lose our religion over such a thoughtless thing, we cry because we have lost an opportunity or something...but think about it yo think you would actually not get the thing if you really wanted it?

 The third person - Eddie's relationship with his father finally establishes when Ruby teaches him...
"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..." 
 I loved the phrase about love in the episode where Eddie meets Margueritte as 4th person -
"Love , like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a 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."
Its true...many times we feel the love inside the relationship has died...no ...true love can never die..hat can die is its fervidness...what is needed then is to seed it ...but most of the times it finds its own way....

The book ended with me pondering...thinking about myself....thinking about my Last journey...thinking about who would those 5 persons i will meet in heaven?
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