“I used to think I knew everything. I was a “smart person” who “got things done,” and because of that, the higher I climbed, the more I could look down and scoff at what seemed silly or simple, even religion.
But I realized something as I drove home that night: that I am neither better nor smarter, only luckier. And I should be ashamed of thinking I knew everything, because you can know the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain-no matter how smart or accomplished-they cry, they yearn, they hurt. But instead of looking down on things, they look up, which is where I should have been looking, too. Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.”
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story
It took me around two months to actually finish reading the first installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Persuaded by a colleague and another friend from SVN, I downloaded an e-book copy. To my dismay, the plot was poorly developed. The only thing I found interesting were the terms that were new to me – so unfamiliar indeed that I had to google some of them. Haha. Pages after pages, I’d find explicit sex scenes. It was becoming such a bore and the story dragged out, making me stop at some points. Had it not been for a friend sharing this link on Facebook last night, I wouldn’t bother finding out how the story ends.
So from Fifty Shades, I’ve got my eyes set on another book and this one’s might be a good read. It was recommended by professors from our Literature class but I didn’t have the chance to read it back then. One Hundred Years of Solitude, here we go! 😀