We just finished reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret as a family. So good! Then we watched the movie...Equally good! This book proves to me that great classics are still made. :-)
Here's a quote for thought:
"Did you ever notice that all machines are made for some reason? . . . They are build to make you laugh...or to tell the time...or to fill you with wonder. . . . I like to imagine the world as one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure it the entire worls is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."
Isabelle then asks a question we can all ask ourselves, "Then what's my purpose?"
I don't really believe in accidents. I believe that we are where we are for a purpose, to influence and be influenced by all those with whom we come into contact. Knowing that simple truth makes life all the more exciting for me! I like to ask myself, "Why do I know that person?" and then spend time trying to figure it out. Like a puzzle. Like Hugo winding the clocks and fixing the automaton. There is a purpose, and we get to discover just what that purpose is!