If there is one book that grew me up, between the first page and last page, it was Erich Segal’s novel Love story. It pushed me to such emotional corners; I did not know existed, to all those dark spots that were within my own heart but so far had eluded me.
I was a young girl and had no imagination as far as love was concerned. I was only sixteen or seventeen, perhaps. My skies were clean and my heart was pink. This book changed everything. My sky turned to a warm pink and my heart was cleansed. I was ready to soak in the multi-hues of love.
After reading it, I went around in a daze. I was there yet not there. So many impressions from the book lingered, prominent at first, subtle much later and multiple times in between. The story was from a different world, it was about people alien to me yet it woke up sentiments so very mine. I found the understanding of love, in my context, in my surrounding and within my heart…
I went back to the book, to realise, what is life or love could be. Life was defined by that one book and love was its essence. Even though later, I came to read many love stories, I was forever in love with Erich Segal’s love story.
Sadly, I found out that Erich Segal died on January 17, 2010. What a loss..~
So what is your life changing book?
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