Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mercy

It's kind of sad if you think of it. Many people do not marry the person they love, for various reasons. When I was young, I thought that everyone marries because the two persons love each other very much and they want to spend the rest of their lives together. But it seems that that's not the case for most people.

Jing Yang (JY for short) and I were just discussing about this the other day. JY says that may people marry for companionship. There are people who marry because they love each other very much but that is quite rare.

My theory is that you will love someone, but the person you love may not be the person you will marry and vice versa. It's more of a "being at the right place at the right time" kind of thing.

However, I do agree with JY on one thing: you find love when you least expect it.

This book "Mercy" by Jodi Picoult just about summaries everything I feel about this thing called "Love". Here is the summary:

Cameron McDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honour. Yet when his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest.

The situation is not as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself sliding against Cam, seduced by the picture paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd do anything for her...even if it meant taking her life.

Into this heated atmosphere drifts Mia, a new assistant at Allie's floral shop. When an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Allie faces the hardest question of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?


I just realised that this book is talking about euthanasia. I was just wondering, if you were ill and you know that you are going to die soon, and you have someone who loves you very much. Will you leave so that he/she cannot find you and die alone, or will you tell him/her about your illness and let them watch you die?

P.S To all girls, always marry someone who loves you more than you love him.
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