The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
by Catherine Chiu
- Man rarely knows his own power.
- Soon man will count all his days, and then smaller segments of the day, and then smaller still — until the counting consumes him, and the wonder of the world he has been given is lost.
- that holding on to things “will only break your heart”
- He was doing what man does when left with nothing.
He was telling his own life story.
- It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.
- “Only God can write the end of your story.”
“God has left me alone,” Dor said.
The old man shook his head. “You were never alone.”
- Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will.
- But a man who can take everything will find most things unsatisfying.
- A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.
- And when hope is gone, time is punishment.
- When we are most alone is when we embrace another’s loneliness.
- But hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved.
- “I would have given my life.”
“Would you have taken it?”
“No, child,” he said. “That is not ours to do.”
- “I mad such a fool of myself,” she lamented.
“Love does not make you a fool.”
“He didn’t love me back.”
“That does not make you a fool, either.”
“Just tell me. . .” Her voice cracked. “When does it stop hurting?”
- With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.
- “There is a reason God limits our days.”
“To make each one precious.”
- When you are measuring life, you are not living it.