"A room without books is like a body without a soul." ~ Cicero.

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." ~ Cicero.
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." ~ Groucho Marx

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesdays with Morrie

Finally, I completed reading "Tuesdays With Morrie" and the feeling I am left with is that of a friend, philosopher and guide leaving me after staying with me for quite some time.

People like Morrie Schwartz are rare and priceless - they cannot be found in abundance - and that is why they attract people in large numbers. We have the basic instincts of getting attracted to people who can see the "real" us behind our facades. If we find one such person in the crowd of the thousand of people we get to meet in our lifetime, we try not to lose that "friend" who had the heart to look beyond our masks - who knew our fears, insecurities, weaknesses, strengths and who knew what we needed to do to get rid of our shackles.

Whenever Mitch lands up in the vicinity of Morrie, we can feel the kind of peace, positivity and serenity that Morrie makes people around him feel. That speaks volumes of Mitch's ability as a narrator - he is one of the most lucid and simple writers I have ever read.

Morrie was a blessing to Mitch and many others - Mitch has shared the "final thesis" with his "old professor" with millions of readers and I thank Mitch on behalf of each of them.