What is the meaning of life?
You like Game of Thrones? You think life in that mythical world is harsh and the characters faced with unimaginable struggle? You think that is what makes reading their adventures interesting? Than you have not read An Old Black Marble. This book is about real struggle. Struggle and pain that makes the quest for the iron throne a walk in the park. The struggle that you and I will unavoidably face in our lives which inevitably results in us asking the ultimate question.
Cepi found it in An Old Black Marble
Read it and find your meaning
We have been asking this question for thousands of years, yet the answer is still elusive, or is it? The idea that we have NOT yet discovered the answer to this question is a myth. Over the last few thousand years philosophers, scientists, and religious leaders have tackled this issue from every angle imaginable, and each have added a piece to the puzzle. The answer exists. The only reason it still feels like a mystery is because it is broken in pieces and scattered amongst the different disciplines making it harder to understand.
Complicating the issue is our own human nature. The human mind is wired to think in terms of stories. Maybe it began with the discovery of fire. From sitting around it after a hunt. Enjoying the barbeque while listening to the tale of how it was caught. Over time those tales became elaborate epics, and today that legacy is our thinking and laughing mind which still enjoys a great story after a good meal. And this is what An Old Black Marble is; the story of being Human, and our place in this world.
The two things that all of us encounter on our journey through life is pain and the uncertainty of what comes next. These two subjects are the meat and potatoes of all religions, all philosophies, and at the root of science. Our struggle, at its core, is nothing more than the fear of not being able to achieve our desire to have a pain free present with a successful future. With An Old Black Marble I decided to tell a story, in fact an epic tale, where by witnessing one man’s struggle in life we can see this process of fear, pain, confusion, and its resulting strife and chaos, but also its resolution. Knowledge is key, but knowledge is the most time intensive and expensive commodity in this universe.
This is why An Old Black Marble is written like a fable. Like a campfire story about a man, his pain, his glory, because it is our story. A story made of the knowledge of all those that have come before us, and expressed in a way we can all relate to and understand. In the book, finding his answer takes Ciprian Indre a lifetime to achieve, but it will take you only the time to read his story to accomplish the same thing. So the first key to the meaning of life is understanding, and by reading An Old Black Marble… you will understand.
Read, enjoy, and email me your feedback whatever it may be.