Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

Sometimes you find a book, just at the point in life that you need it. I think this was one of those. Picked it up yesterday, and polished off this slim volume in a few hours.

Its a simply and touchingly told tale, of a man who goes to visit his old teacher after many years, when he learns that the teacher is dying of a terminal illness. They meet on Tuesdays, and talk of many things on those Tuesdays. Things which perhaps you know somewhere deep down, but choose to ignore, discounting them as touchy-feely, and unworthy as compared to larger concerns of paying the house mortgage, office politics, and even the happenings on the sitcom. Things like emotions, death, love, family, aging, which aren't spoken of, when we make the customary 'hows it going'.

But one needs to be ready to read a book like this, if you're not, then it becomes just another of those preachy books. Worth a read if you're in a contemplative mood.

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