Excerpt from Veronika Decides to Die, at a moment when Veronika has just poured out all her anger on the piano, allowing a release of all the bottled up rage she didn’t even know was inside her:
She pounded the piano, again, once, twice, ten, twenty times, and each time she did it, her hatred seemed to diminish, until it vanished completely.
Then, once more, a deep peace flooded through her and Veronika again looked out at the starry sky and then at the new moon, her favorite, filling the room she was in with a gentle light. The impression returned of Infinity and Eternity walking hand in hand; you only had to look for one of them – for example, the limitless universe- to feel the presence of the other. Time that never ends, that never passes, that remains in the Present, where all of life’s secrets lie.
Just a little sample of this book which touched my heart and soul. Veronika is a 24 yr old woman living in Slovenia who has attempted suicide at the start of the novel and finds herself in a private mental institution called Villette.
Definitely worth the read.
This woman is on a Paulo Coelho reading quest for awhile.