Let’s talk about Time , at a time when with COVID and lockdown , days, festivals, events, holiday plans have all kind of morphed in to an unclear fog.
Book #1 – The TimeKeeper By Mitch Albom
(Reading level Grade 7 upward)
The inventor of the first clock is cruelly banished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift , endlessly sitting in a cave hearing the voices , seeking more days, more years, more TIME. Then suddenly there is a glimmer of hope , to redeem himself by helping two people interpret the true meaning of time.
One a teenager , heart broken – wanting to throw away her life
“She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this. And when hope is gone, time is punishment.”Tweet
Victor is a dying millionaire in Manhattan. Eager to cheat death , he wants to freeze his body so that it can be healed of its cancer in the future . Yet he is completely oblivious of what he has right now.
“We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.”
Book # 2- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
(Reading Grade 5 Upward)
A middle grade favourite , in this story the Tucks unknowingly drank from a magical spring, and now the four of them are over 100 years old. They know that immortality is not a blessing but a curse. A secret yet that needs to be guarded. When 11 year old Winnie stumbles upon their secret , she has to make a call.
Angus Tuck says “You can’t have living without dying. So you can’t call it living, what we got. We just are, we just be, like rocks beside the road.”
And the #GreyMatter Q
Is Time important, because we know there is death?
Could we be possibly in bliss, if we lived like the birds in the sky, living in the moment , without a calendar, if we never worried about time?