If you gave someone your time, he must be special, ’cause you gave him a gift and you spare him a fraction of your life that will forever last.
By yours truly
Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Everything can disappear in a snap plus a blink of an eye in a fraction of second. Be ready.
As this world continues to spearhead by time, everyone seem to value every moment. Taking a glimpse from the past would be a top wish of all, and a trailer of future is indeed one’s greatest dream. With the evident innovation in our society, these dreams we hope for, are not impossible to catch, for still, the perpetual magnificence of human mind continues to bear excellence, letting the earth come closer and closer to its finest as it offers perfection. And someday, we could have a way to bring back the past and be in advance in the future, living in the 21st century, I believe that there would be a “time machine” to fill our place one day as a means of time travel so people will satisfy their emotional needs.
From a sophisticated author, Mitch Albom, who is known for his inspirational works, another masterpiece of him was made. He wrote this book in the United States of America, and was published by the Hyperion on September 4, 2012 wherein, other copies where published on other certain dates. Mitch Albom is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician who inspires a lot of people through his works. (Thanks to Google)
This novel is timeless ’cause it talks about time, the moments to be captured, and the days to be seized. It will surely awaken one’s drowsy senses about his belief on time. Moreover, it discusses the importance and one’s appreciation of time and the people who are actually waiting for you to spare yours to them. Because time rules everything. This is endless. It never stops. It will not pause for a while to continue what must be continued and repair unwanted things. Whatever your decisions are, either right or wrong, time will serve as your company and will lead you on healing your wounds. It takes time to mend a broken heart as they say.
So the book, basically is about, Father Time who made the world’s first clock, and was punished and isolated in a cave where he can hear voices of people on earth who are in need of time. And from there, he’s not aging, he was captured by Sarah’s voice saying, “make it stop,” and Victor’s voice saying, “another lifetime.” These two persons are Father Time’s mission. A teenage girl who wants to end her life and an old man who wants more years. His mission is to make them appreciate the value of time and change each other’s perspectives about life and basically the story will revolve within them.
What i learned from this book is that, time goes hand in hand with fate. You will reach a certain point in your life where you will surely ask yourself “Is this the right time?” And with this novel, you’ll realize that there’s no such thing as “right time”. It’s just a matter of grabbing the opportunity and molding it perfectly to prove that every moment is a right moment, every time is a right time.
Personally, I really love this book and I enjoyed every page it has and I highly recommend this to everyone, especially to those who love to be inspired. This book will tickle your imagination for sure. There will be some points wherein you’ll find yourself nodding with the words in the book. Full of inspirational acts and words of wisdom. You’ll surely ask youself, ” what if there’s no time?” no pressures, no deadlines, no schedules, no meetings, no birthdays, no any mere celebrations and no calendar. There’s no fear in RUNNING OUT OF TIME. Puzzled?
Try to imagine a life without timekeeping, you probably can’t. You know the month, the year, and the day of the week. You have your wall clock that strikes your face as soon as you open your door, your wrist watch, your calendar, and the time on your phones. Take a deep breath. Look at your surroundings. They ignored timekeeping, and yet, birds never chirp late, a dog doesn’t look for a watch before barking, and plants don’t fret over passing birthdays. Because human alone measures time. We are the ones who care to check our phones for a message we expect to receive in a particular time. Human alone chimes the hour. And so, we are the ones who suffer a paralyzing fear that no one else do, a FEAR OF TIME RUNNING OUT.
Before I end this review, I’ll leave a “bottom-line question” to you that you’ll soon answer as you read the words written in the novel, so here it is…
Would you thank Father Time for making the world’s first clock?
*cheers for Mitch Albom! Another masterpiece was made into life!
(By: Niño Macapinlac)