By: Michaela Crawford
“Learn what you do not know. Understand the consequences of counting the moments, by listening to the misery it creates.” Have you ever stopped and considered how many times you think about time throughout your day? Do you have too little time, always seem overbooked, wonder just how many tasks you can squeeze into a single time frame, and then feel the pitter-patter of your heart as you realize just how quickly time passes by? Mitch Albom’s fable, The Timekeeper, weaves the story of an ancient Babylonian, Dor, the first man to measure God’s most precious gift, time.
Dor’s measurement of time upsets God thus he is banished to a cave where he must hear all of the Earthly pleas for more time. After 6,000 years of solitary confinement Dor is released, but is now as Father Time. God tasks Father Time with finding two individuals who need to remember the value of time. Dor’s journey from a man obsessed with seeking to understand the unheard concept of time to a man who finally understands the value of every passing second weaves an incredible tale which is easy to read yet, extremely thought-provoking.
“Once we began to chime the hour, we lost the ability to be satisfied.” In an ever fast-paced world, how well do you value your time? Do you recognize your connection to others? Albom gives a book which will tug at your heart strings and make you re-think how valuable your time truly is. I highly recommend adding “The Timekeeper” to your “to be read,” list.
Craig County Public Library programs and events:
- Take and Make Crafts—free, available for pick-up during normal business hours
- Early Childhood Literacy Calendars—free, available for pick-up during normal business hours
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library—free, sign-ups are online for all children under the age of 5 in Craig County area codes.
- Golden Ticket Books-available with book check-outs
- Guess our monthly book theme for a prize!
- April 22 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Plant swap day. Free plants/seeds/books.