The Time Keeper
Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Inspirational (per Goodreads)
“In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time.
The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world – now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began – and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.” (Goodreads)
Through this story we follow three people; a young girl with a crush, an elderly man with cancer, and Father Time. One wants to end time, the other wants more time, and one invented tracking time is the keeper of time. At one point, when each person see’s what becomes of their “wish”, I almost feel like I’m watching It’s A Wonderful Life. What would it be like if you were gone, what would it be like if you “out-lived” your family and loved ones, and living forever.
I did enjoy this little read. Gave me something to think about. Like, enjoying each moment and not wishing for time to fly. I know I am guilty of doing just that almost daily.