I’m notorious for beginning a book and then stopping part way through and not going back for months, but I finished one today, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It’s about a young Shepperd who abandons his life in search of his Personal Legend. The journey takes him from Spain to Egypt and back again.
The book had been sitting in my briefcase waiting to be returned to Lilly for about a month now. It’s her favourite book and she’s one of my favourite people so you’d think I’d be kind enough to return it promptly, but I hung on because I wanted to finish it. Today, I took the bus to work. It’s the first time I’ve rode the bus in more than 20 years and I say this with some shame. You know, I kind of liked it, the bus ride. I managed to get through most of the book on the way in and made it to the third last page on the way home.
Besides feeling a little car sick from the starts, stops and fumes, it’s not a bad spot to read. I’m a people watcher though so I’m easily distracted. Fortunately, my route isn’t too busy so I had lots of room to relax and not much pulling me away.
Not sure waiting for the bus is for me though. Too much looking to the left.
February 13th, 2008 at 11:22 pm
I ‘ve been working on the book “Scar tissue”, biography of Anthony Kiedies, Lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s pretty wild, a rough life that finally stabilized in the end. I love to read but haven’t for a while, I find it hard to find quiet time for a few hours, poor excuse I know.
People watching is fun isn’t it?. many would surprise you.
February 14th, 2008 at 12:54 am
There is nothing like birthing a new baby.
We hope they all grow up to make us
rich and famous.
February 14th, 2008 at 8:41 am
Hey I pciked up the Alchemist from the library on Sat with TomTom and fihished it last night. What a coincidence!!
February 14th, 2008 at 8:44 am
Hey how do I fix my spelling errors. Should put on my reading glasses as the font is to small luv ya
February 14th, 2008 at 11:48 am
I read The Alchemist a few years ago just as I was starting the journey into writing. I liked it. I hope I have the “alchemist” in me, too!
February 14th, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Walter, lack of time is a great excuse if that time is being absorbed with other enjoyments, like say sitting in the park and imagining everyone’s life story.
Terry, I sure hope my personal legend makes me rich and famous but not at the expensive of being very, very happy.
Sis, So are we taking our journey together? That is no coincidence…didn’t you read the book? It’s a sign…see you Friday…we’ll plan.
Susan, I believe you do have the Alchemist in you and I’ve been blessed by it. I loved the ending where he felt her kiss riding the wind directly to his lips…their first kiss. It’s Valentine’s Day…what can I say.
February 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm
I’m a big Paulo Coelho’s fan and I don’t know if you heard about his blog
I’ve started as a fan and now I’m collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog.
if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
You’ll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience”
Have a nice day!
February 18th, 2008 at 1:56 pm
Aart, Your comment was caught in my spam filter and if it hadn’t been for some sick p*rn spammer that broke through to my email, I wouldn’t have found this…not sure what that says but I’m glad to have the links. Thanks for them and thanks for dropping by.