“His last word had been my name. He had called out to me and I had not answered. I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears.” –Night, Eli Wiesel 112
So in English, we had just finished reading Night only about a week ago, and all I can say is that it left me speechless. I never thought I would cry reading this, but I have to admit, I cried like a baby. Just scene after scene, it either touched my heart or tore it apart, especially the scene where Eli’s father passed away. I was absolutely devastated.
Starting when Eli’s father’s health beginning to deteriorate, I was afraid to turn the page and read what happens to him next, but when finally I got the idea that he was not going to make it any further, I cringed. The thought of losing your beloved father, who has always been your backbone through thick and thin, is quite heartbreaking. Thinking about how Eli abandoned him in his time of need crushed my heart even more, because all that his father has done for him; protect him, support him and love him; Eli naively forgets his father’s needs and foolishly decides to sleep through his desperate cries for help.
Reading this book made me realize that I’m so blessed with everything around me and that many more people are so unfortunate to go through difficulties and have to suffer because of their beliefs. It has definitely taught me not to take what I have for advantage and appreciate everything that I am given, especially family.
With that being said (or typed), I just want to leave a short and simple message for my dad: Dad, I just want you to know that although we fight and have our ups and downs, I’ll always love you more than you know. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, I appreciate all the things you do for me, whether it’s driving me to a friend’s house or comforting me when I cry. You’ll always be the #1 Dad and greatest one I can possibly ask for. Thanks, Dad.
Happy Father’s day, and don’t forget to be grateful for everything you’re blessed with!