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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Life or Death? veronika decides to die

Again i m here in a new post with my favourite "inspirational lines" but this time not from a movie but from a book...
"veronika decides to die" by paulo coelho..
of course the book is great and the writer too..
this one is just my bit of experience of the book.
Well the way i read the book itself was kind of new experience.I was on my way back to college from home after the summer vacation.the journey was with my mother who being a lawyer always finds lot of people to chat with..well that day she was luckier because there was another "lawyer" in the same compartment..so all discussion about various clauses and laws were on..and i was getting extremely bored and was just passing time by looking at the sceneries outside..but as the sun set..that sole option also got out of list!,,my mom's discussions were still on..and i was beginning to think this as one of my most boring journeys..but certainly God had other plans..!
of course..the journey was very nice..and i thank HIM for that!
it happened that my school friend was on the same train and that too with a big group of his classmates..they all were going for some industrial training stuff..so finally i was with them.chattting,remembering old school days,,.playing antakshri n other random games(gnly played on trains)..well as it grew darker..their energy levels were reducing in direct proportion..finally i found myself all with myself again..i wasn't feeling so sleepy..so this was when my friend offered me the book for reading(and yes i like reading!!)

And here the story starts!
the story was all about a young girl Veronika..who has everything in her life..so she thinks that there is nothing in her life to look forward to.and hence she decides to die young..than old..when she is all contented with all she has..so she gulps hell lot of sleeping pills..but to her dismay..the next day she finds herself at a hospital..still alive..and with a new piece of information about herself that "she is going to die in a few days"...
...so this story is all about her "last" few days..when she knows that she is going to die..and how her "contented" heart starts desiring more from life!

hmm.....this is all about the story line!seemed nice to me..but as i just could rush thro' some chapters we were at the destination..and the book had to be returned..!

then i was back to my college..engrossed with general stuffs...hmm..well did also tried to search for the book in the library here...but found all copies were issued..and i don't like reading digital ones..(unless its very important..you know some course stuffs)hard copies have a charm of their own..and with me as time went on i just forgot about my half read book(so even the thought of buying never came)..i guess i was around a year after which..while some discussions about books and stuffs..i knew it was with one of my friends..and he was sweet enough to bring me that the same day!
so my story continues...
well again i won't go in details of the story..
i'll just quote my favourite parts..(that too in rather too compressed form :P)
it was just that when veronika knew she is going to die..she starts living double..to do things she'd never done..thinking she'll do it someday of her life..to push herself to extreme situations because she didn't fear death any more..
so this was it...
she was living double because she was going to die..but who of us are not??..we all are heading towards our certain "END"![line from the text itself-nice na!..i guess its much self explanatory!just THINK a bit ;-)]
and this was the end note of the book-


"the promise of life is not so life giving as is the promise to death!"

strange but true!
what say??????

1 comment:

  1. A nice one...
    Flowing approach with the words...or in other words, a good interactive kind of writing style...
    and these beautiful lines are really strangely true..."the promise of life is not so life giving as is the promise to death!", because then you are knowing your limits. We fear only by not knowing our limits and it's the human tendency. Once knowing the limit make us fearless, determined enough to live our lives at the fullest.
    Really a nice article...
    Way ahead to go... :)

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