I took it out of the library a few years ago, but really need to buy it. The Alchemist is one of those books that you'll refer to over a lifetime.
Recently, I started following Paulo Coelho on twitter. I read this tweet yesterday: if it happens once, it may never happen again. If it happens twice, it will happen a 3rd time. That statement is both incredibly encouraging and horrifying at the same time. Something to ponder.
I visited Mr. Coelho's blog today and read the post: The Magic Moment. Here's a portion below:
"We have to take risks. We can only truly understand the miracle of life when we let the unexpected manifest itself.I'm going to try and grab that moment today. There are some people that I've been meaning to call. It's time to catch up. Maybe a few other things too. Something simple to do this Sunday. What will you do?
Every day – together with the sun – God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day we try to pretend that we don’t realize that moment, that it doesn’t exist, that today is just the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if you pay attention, you can discover the magic instant.
It may be hiding at the moment when we put the key in the door in the morning, in the silence right after dinner, in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. This moment exists – a moment when all the strength of the stars passes through us and lets us work miracles."
* * * * * *Pandora Station I'm Listening To: Dance Me To The End Of Love Radio. Station seeded with Dance Me To The End Of Love by Madeleine Peyroux.
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