Khamis, 20 Jun 2013

The Five People You Meet in Heaven



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

He is my favorite author. I'm always wondering where does he found his idea. The story was great and it's a good reading stuff when you want to find your meaning of life. 

The story starts with a tragedy. As human we'll always wondered what kind of place is heaven. The writer actually gave us a kind of ideas about heaven from his perspective. For him heaven will give you the answers. Yes, the answers for questions that you have going through your whole life. 

For him, "All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time".

It's a kind of post-mortem of Eddie's life. Eddie going through a series of meeting with 5 peoples that he used to know and strangers. All of them do contribute of changing his life and yet he only know about it when he died. After reading this, it makes me realize that there might be strangers out there being affected from my act or it was me who unconsciously being affected through their act. I just don't know it yet. This book totally will make you think more about your own action because maybe it will change another person's path forever. 

He write something about love when he talks about Eddie's marriage life in this book which I find interesting. 

" 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." 


4 stars for this book!

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