Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Imperfect Constellations

This is my favorite quote among all the other worthy quotes from John Green's novel, "The Fault in Our Stars". It may be another typical sad romance novel, kind of reminds me of Eric Segall's "Love Story". But despite its sad undertones, I still ended up reading it for two reasons: most of my schoolmates were reading it or have already read it before news of the movie adaptation came to light, and second, I want to know why it was called "The Fault in Our Stars".

Looking at the love story of Hazel Grace and Gus, the kind of life lived matters more than how long you lived. How you love makes an impact despite the uncertainties of life and the end that awaits us all.

We've all been handled with trials and some of these may have hurt us. Like what Gus said in his letter to the jaded writer Peter Van Houten, a person still has a choice of how to respond to hurtful things that's a part of life; you either grow bitter or you choose to be better despite what happens to you.

I understood now why it's called "The Fault in Our Stars". Stars in the universe are doomed to die out sooner or later. It's the same with us who's living. But despite the fault that is present, despite the imperfections, shining as bright as you can be and being a light to others will always leave an indelible mark.