Theme Of Mitch Albom's Short Story The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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Shattered Beyond Repair
Acclaimed author Mitch Albom stated in his short story ¨The Five People You Meet in Heaven”, “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”(Albom). Coinsidently this just so happens to be the story of my life. No I wasn 't abused by my father, well physically anyways other than one time when he had too many drinks at the beach. No his abuse was mostly mental and this began the smudging of my glass. I actually lived an All-American childhood as some might say. Poverty was a distant illusion placed in the dusty file cabinet kept in
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Through my listening I discovered my father was the farthest thing from monogamous (a trait that seems rare in today 's society) and this was the reason for my parents divorce.
This allegedly wasn 't anything new. He 's been cheating on my mom since 2007 when my great grandfather was in a Dallas hospital dying of lung cancer. My mom knew he was breaking wedlock but pardoned his crime do to the circumstances at hand. She just thought he was lost because of the ever impending passing that was drawing closer by the minute.
After the loss of my grandfather we moved out of the miniature city of Tyler, Texas to a calm gated community called Holly Lake Ranch, Texas whose peacefulness and tranquility through the tall lush green trees that bordered every house, elegantly cut golf course, and pristine walking trails provided my parents with the change a view they were looking for. They claimed the change in scenery to be the reason for the move but as I began to uncover the mysteries that lied beneath my parents so called “perfect marriage” I began to doubt the notion that this was the only reason for stripping my whole social life away from me (which wasn 't much at the age of

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