For One More Day – Mitch Albom

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

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Review in English:

I have written a good book recommendation to you concerning family, have I? However, it was about fathers, and maybe, this time, we’ll give it to the partner, which is the mother.

Today, before reading this book, I’d like you to reminisce your time with your mother. Have you been close? Do you have any regret? At all?

Well, no worries pal. I guarantee you will bawl your eyes out and answered yes to all my questions once you read this book. Yes, this book is definitely a crier. It will take you way back into your past, makes you recollecting childhood memories, remind you and surfacing your feelings so much of how you missed your mother. This book is so well written it feels like a movie, you can actually picture the scenes. In my opinion, this book is something you need if you wanted to regain your sensitivity. It touches you right on the heart.  

 The story basically focuses on this question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

Because that is what the main character experience. It’s a story of ancient compassion and affection, that has never ceased through centuries or ages. You and your mother. Him and his mother. Even though he prioritize his father almost his entire life, it is regretful that he finally comprehend his mother’s love after she has passed away. This is a story for another chance. A chance to straighten out his views, his relationship, and to finally say those unspoken words. On the verge of his own death, he is given a priceless opportunity, to once again meet his mother.

PS: Wanna know why I don’t tell you the main character’s name? It simply because this story will pull you in, it feels like you yourself is the main character!  

For One More Day

Resensi dalam Bahasa:

  Selamat sore!

Nah, siapa yang tidak kenal peribahasa ‘Surga di telapak kaki Ibu’? Dalam budaya Indonesia, peribahasa ini sudah sangat santer terdengar bahkan sejak kita masih sangat kecil dan baru mulai belajar tentang tata krama dan sopan santun.

Oh, Bukan, bukan…aku bukannya mau menceramahi kalian tentang cara memperlakukan Ibu blalalaa….Hanya saja, hari ini aku ingin merekomendasikan buku yang (mungkin) bias membuat kita mengerti mengapa dalam budaya kita Ibu sangat dijunjung tinggi.

Buku ini tidak akan menceramahi kalian, tapi buku ini jelas sangat, sangat, sangat menyentuh. Dan dijamin kalian akan menutup buku ini dengan mata sembab karena menangis. Hehe. Buku ini akan ‘membantu’ kalian mengingat masa kecil, dan betapa besar rasa rindu kita terhadap Ibu. Buku ini ditulis dengan sangat indah dan gaya yang baik, sehingga sangat mudah untuk membayangkan adegan demi adegan yang tertulis. Menurutku pribadi, buku ini adalah buku yang kamu butuhkan kalau kamu ingin menemukan kembali sisi melankolismu.

Inti cerita dari buku ini adalah menjawab pertanyaan berikut: Apa yang akan kamu lakukan jika kamu bias menghabiskan satu hari bersama seseorang yang telah tiada?

Hal inilah yang dialami tokoh utama kita. Cerita mengenai ia dan ibunya. Mengingatkan kita tentang diri kita dan ibu masing-masing. Sang tokoh yang selalu mengejar sosok ayahnya, terlambat menyadari, betapa besar peran ibu dalam hidupnya. Tapi di momen antara hidup dan mati, ia dianugerahi satu kesempatan. Kesempatan untuk bertemu, berbicara, dan menghabiskan waktu dengan Sang Ibu, yang seharusnya sudah tak bisa ia temui lagi.    

 

 

 

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