Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.
|I do not want to write much, this book needs to be felt.|
Tuesdays with Morrie is just what I needed amidst the chaos of being at home and working non stop. Maybe, someday I’ll be courageous enough to let myself live. The book is beautiful, it takes its time and hits just the right notes.
Indeed, death is inevitable but can we complain when we have made our lives revolve around work so much? Aren’t we all almost dead in a way?
Take out time for the things you love, take out time to contribute in the world, make lives better for people in real time and be considerate.
But, maybe someday it will all make sense.
Pages: 210 (Paperback)
Genre: Non Fiction, Philosophy
My Rating: 4.5/5