Now Reading: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom11:36 PM
Have you ever wanted to have more time to do your daily tasks? Or have you ever asked time to slow down a bit so you can catch a deadline. I bet you've already done both just as I did in one time or another. These days, I long for my childhood because, back then, I cared less for time.
The book I'm reading now, The Time Keeper, is written by one of my favorite authors, Mitch Albom. I've read all his books, including the more well-know ones, Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. An excellent storyteller, Albom has once again captivated my imagination while touching my inner being with the message of his story.
The Time Keeper is actually not a story about someone with an excellent collection of clocks but, rather, it's a story of Father Time and how he got to be the timekeeper of humanity. I loved how the author has woven the story of his life. And although I know that Father Time is symbolical, it's still fascinating to read about the fictional life Mitch Albom has written.
The Time Keeper also revolves around the story of two special people - Victor, who longed to slow time down; and Sarah, who wanted to make it faster. Both characters are in contrast with one another but I was able to identify with both of them. I don't want to spoil the fun and delve into details but I know that you would also learn an awful lot from their stories.
If there's one passage in this novel that struck me hard, it is this: "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be." Plain and simple, but full of meaning for me. It reminds me that everything happens in God's perfect time. That I should sometimes stop and smell the flowers, to enjoy precious moments with my family.
I hope you can also find time to read this book. I'd love to read about your favorite passages, too, so drop me a line in the comments box if you can!