The land of music, where everyone sings out their secrets, only if we're ready to listen

Franz Kafka once said:  “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”

A book has the power to change us completely or make us what we actually are. One such book is Shantaram. A fantastic work of fiction(with lots of realities) by Gregory David Roberts. Here are some of the jems from the book.

Subtle sadness that makes us smile
Subtle sadness that makes us smile
Isn't it always like this?
Isn’t it always like this?
Nature is us; we are nature
Nature is us; we are nature
I love the way you smile, I love the way you blush
I love the way you smile, I love the way you blush
Fate plays games we don't understand, travels depths we cannot fathom
Fate plays games we don’t understand, travels depths we cannot fathom
Heart is to love and be loved
Heart is to love and be loved
The land of music, where everyone sings out their secrets, only if we're ready to listen
The land of music, where everyone sings out their secrets, only if we’re ready to listen
Describing the beloved in the heaven of the rainy nightDescribing the beloved in the heaven of the rainy night
Describing the beloved in the heaven of the rainy night
We do things impossible for our family and our beloved
We do things impossible for our family and our beloved

And the best one of all, the one about forgiveness…

Forgiveness:)
Forgiveness:)

Life isn’t always pink but it isn’t always blue either. All we need to do is believe and smile our way through the puddles and potholes and we will reach to that heavenly waterfall of happiness. We almost always do. 🙂

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