Month: March 2016
Disappointment. At first. Not because it was bad but because The Notebook had put my hopes so much high for its sequel The Wedding. It was good but not that good. But it was definitely longer than needed. The characters were immensely clarified but not in an artistic way but rather in an obligatory way. I mean the characters were explained just for the sake of explaining not in a way of taking each character step by step as I’ve read in different books. But all in all it was long and dry and straight forward at first but just before the end it took an unpredictable turn which was unexpected but was Great.
If you compare both the books, you’ll find The Notebook more romantic and tragically sweet. I must say that the sequel wasn’t needed rather it was bestselling just coz of the first part. They writing was ever so simple. The characters were ever so simple. The story was ever so simple. Nothing extraordinary in this book. Everything was ever so simple and sweet not that romantic though. If you are looking for romanticism, it’s just not it.
Do I really want a religion in my life?
Who should I turn to,
Jesus, Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Herne, Apollo
What should I read,
Bible, Quran, Tripitaka, Gita
What should I pray,
Salat, Mantra, Glossolalia, Prārthanā, Ardas
Where should I pray,
Synagogue, Mosque, Temple, Church
When should I pray,
with moon phases like in Wiccan,
five times a day like in Islam,
six times a day like in Benedictine,
three times a day like in Judah,
four daily adorations to the sun like in Thelema,
before or after an important task like in Sikhism,
Where do I take all my offerings and pleas?
Surrounded by all the religions,
the hatred of one religion for the other,
the killing of people coz of discrimination of religion,
Havoc coz my God is greater than your God
I’m afraid to step into any religion,
to tied down to one belief,
we are not doing any more good,
than being spending blood and more blood in the name of religion
I want to live in the world of Peace,
A world without Wars of God,
A world of one God for all religion, thus
There is no God but God
‘True love is born from hard times of life’. That’s the theme of The Notebook. All love stories are same. Indeed. Yet in each of love stories we found their own pattern, passion, charisma, moments, desire, hope, love. As was the case with the love story of Noah & Allie, Lon & Allie. Allie was in love with both of them yet both type of love was different from each other.
Love comes like a drizzle and goes away like a hurricane, taking everything with it, your life, your nights, your dreams, your heart, your soul. This book brought both happiness and sadness at the same time. Nicholas Sparks, so masterly wrote this book, so perfectly placed the words in perfect lines that it was without any doubt, just Perfect. This book was short, slow, tragic, happy, crazy and just Perfect. In fact I don’t like reading love stories but what can I say about Nicholas Sparks. He has charmed me with all the words and memories that words brought with them. All the perfections and imperfections of these books were perfect. Even though I’ve used the word Perfect so many time but it was ever truly, Perfect.
At the same time love doesn’t grow deeper into its roots if not for the lonely nights. A person never forgets its first love. When loves come towards us, we only see its light not its shadows. Yet these shadows are the most essential and critical phase of any relationship. The couple who survives these shadows can survive anything that life throws at them. True love is so hard to find but if you ever find it, never, ever let it go because there’s nothing in this world like, True Love.
It’s the same question in each and every love story:
It is a risk to love.
What if it doesn’t work out?
Ah, but what if it does.
Never ever be that person who is afraid of falling in love or even a long distance love or even such a love where the other person doesn’t love you. Even though it’s a risk but it’s a risk worth taking even it brought only few days of joy and years of pain. Be like a melting snow in those times. Never cry if it ended, be happy that it happened. It will teach you something deep, something unreasonable, something illogical, something called Love.
It Is really difficult for me to describe what I felt after reading this book phenomenal piece of story. It is such kind of book which you read more than once and still enjoy every great turn the story brought with each turning page. This is one of the best YA book I’ve ever read. Apart from the theme which John Green picked, which is very similar to the fault in our stars or paper towns, but it really kept me going and its one of the very few books which I finished within a day.
That’s what YA books are all about, too much smoking, porn, drinking, sex, foul language. And these things make it something different from other genre’s. The characters were so alive and distinct in each unique way that it made me feel that I was present within their small group of friends. You laugh with the characters, you cry with them, you plan the greatest pranks with them. It all, the experience was just Awesomely hilariously touching!
The words chosen by John Green were so special and extraordinary that it made you stop reading for a while to absorb what its really saying. I really really really LOVED this book. Unique thing in this book was the last word remembering hobby of Pudge. My favorite was, of course, the last one, Thomas Edison’s last words were: “It’s very beautiful over there” I don’t know where there is, but I believe its somewhere and I hope it’s Beautiful.
Another intrigued thing from this book was What is Labyrinth? Labyrinth is Life or death or suffering or pain. I just wanted to say that everyone has their own definition of Labyrinth and if they don’t know it yet then they will soon realize it.
I go to seek a Great Perhaps. These last words by Francois Rabelais, really kept me in a long reverie and I think the Great Perhaps is only possible if you are being guided by your fate instead of taking matters in your hand even though the matter is out of your hand. The Great Perhaps is a possibility that fate will guide you to the right path. I believe when you reach a Great Perhaps point, you’ll look back and realize that these and these decisions led you here, where you currently are standing, and in the end it all will made sense to you, every single event, every single mistake, every single decision and that’s what makes LIFE interesting. You just got to believe that every single thing happens for a reason. Sooner or later, everyone will go through a Great Perhaps moment or moments.
To be Continued?
I had a feeling of reading this book again. June 2nd was the first time i read this book but this time I’m forced to change my negative views about this book so is the rating.
This book may not provide you with deep satisfaction such as Al-Chemist but deep down, By the river Piedra I sat down and wept satisfies us with the love of God and of people. We cannot just serve God by bowing down to its glory but also by serving its mankind. God can be found in the simplest of actions. You don’t have to go and find God in the distant mountains or roads, He can be found everywhere around us. The ground we walk on, the water we drink, the rain we cherish, the snow we love, the sun soak; God is present in every single thing we touch or see.
There comes a certain point in our lives when our capacity to love vanishes. We face such massive heart break while loving the love of our lives that it compels us not to love again. Indeed, love rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds. That’s what this book told us; never stop loving. Every love story we go through teaches us something important. Every second we suffer after a heart break, this suffering may last days, weeks, months or years, is worth every damn second coz what invisible force of love taught us can’t be learned by priests or mullahs or by any religious preacher. For in every love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we come to a spiritual experience. Those who are truly enlightened, those whose souls are illuminated by love, have been able to overcome all the inhibitions. They have been joyful — because those who love conquer the world and have no fear of loss. True love is an act of total surrender. To love is to lose control.
By the river Piedra is sat down and wept is just a regular story of two childhood friends, who loved each other but were afraid of the possibilities the love brought with itself but as they reunite after a decade, they understood the true sense of love and embraced love with full force. It isn’t the story that was extraordinary but the way Paulo Coelho told the story. Picking any book of Paulo Coelho, you’ll sense a spiritual theme that book holds. In this case, this book mostly revolves ar0und the struggle of who we are and who we want to be, making sacrifices for us and the people we love with a touch of mystical nature of God/Goddess.
It is a risk to love.
What if it doesn’t work out?
Ah, but what if it does.
This amazing 201-page thing is more like a Holy b00k to me. Not just this book but every book written by Paulo Coelho. It’s something different, something out of the box, something extravagantly awesome, something that can shake your soul from inside out. No matter the story either a person finding his personal legend or a woman fighting good vs evil, there is always something left in between, something left unsaid, something of a gap un filled and Paulo Coelho fills this gap of questioning and doubts. Every book you read by Paulo Coelho, you’ll at least find a single thing that will put you in deep reverie just like this Holy Book, The Devil & Miss Prym.
The writing of Paulo Coelho is always kind of mystical. He’ll take a simple topic of discussion and will try to explain into such a way, from such different angle that you haven’t had witnessed before. You’ll see those things from different angle, with a sense of sensibility.
Good vs Evil, Angels vs Demons, God vs Devil. How cliché it looks right? Think again!
It’s not a question of judgement but of a mere thought everyone should ask their souls. Think outside the box either you are a religious person or not. This book is not about the story but what the words are saying to each single one of us. Focus on the words. Everyone will feel like this book is especially made for every single of us and it’s not just a mere chance that we read this book randomly but in fact we were destined to read it at precisely the moment when we really need to hear or read every single word written in this book. Remember, nothing in this world happens by chance.
I really loved this book coz it provoked my soul to ask the questions of right and easy, good and bad, light and darkness. It’s never too late to have a fresh start. Whenever I’ll be tempted to react in the same old evil way I’ll ask myself whether I want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future and if the answer is latter then just like Ahab I’ll try to control myself.
I know that I am messed up,
but you never let me give up,
You were there for me when I was alone,
You put light in me when I was filled with darkness,
You put hopes in me when I was desperate,
You understand me like no one can
Those long rides not knowing where we were going,
letting the destiny guide us,
not caring about the future coz believing that everything’s written,
Those long walks discussing our memorable past and present,
not a single word from mouth but still busy in a deep conversation in the crowd,
having all the dirty jokes to ourselves,
and laughing like it’s the last laugh of our existence,
living each moment like it’s our last,
making fun of ourselves among others but still not caring,
connecting with each other origins to know each other from soul,
Yeah I remember
Yeah I remember
When my wings were broken,
when my hopes were crushed,
when my dreams were scattered,
you gave my everything I lack,
just like you gave me your everything,
I promise that I will do that same for you,
I’m gonna stand by you in heaven or hell,
with my heart, with my soul
I never had no one
I could count on,
you stand by me,
and you believe in me,
like nobody ever has,
when my world goes crazy,
you join me and make it double crazy,
you make me feel alive again,
I’ll miss you my best friend
I’ll miss you my brother