>> Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This is an excerpt of the book I have just finished reading yesterday:
It is from a novel entitled Paradise by the best-selling author Judith McNaught. It is a highly recommended read by my friends and it took me a while to finish it since I was also reading some books and finishing my photo books in between work (both offline and online). To try to describe how eloquent and magnificent Judith McNaught is as an author is beyond my capacity. All I know is that I like the way she builds up her characters. I like how she portrays them. And most importantly, I like the values she impart by telling us her stories. Sure, her characters are endearing. The plot, exciting. But the values and wisdom she shares through them are invaluable.
Take for instance that statement said by the male lead, Matt to Meredith, his female counterpart. There are some of us who are afraid of taking risks. But what Matt said hits the bull’s eye. We can’t win unless we play. We’ll never know if we’ll succeed unless we try. And so we try, we play. If we lose, at least we tried, right? Besides, we won’t be left wondering, “What if I tried?” And if we win? Well, we deserve a good pat on the back! ;)