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The Alchemist

Paulo Coehlo wrote a heart-felt piece! I haven’t read any other of his works. As for this one, it  just made me feel like, everything on earth that is raw has a soul, even though we don’t believe it. We read how every matter has a vibration, or energy. Even solids have minute vibrations. I have read in a religious text (probably Quran) that “everything on earth praises God”, the trees, water, everything which has a mass. It is perhaps this vibration which (for me) proves that everything on Earth praises Him. I made this connection while studying about ‘matter’ in GCSE. And last year, after having a very meaningful crossing on the ferry, observing the sea, I wrote a poem, the sea is alive, the sky is alive, earth is alive (which I will probably publish here). Now after reading this book, it gave alot of weight to my thoughts. Soul of the World. Earth really is alive.

Recently I’ve started underlining meaningful words from the books I read. And this book carried a lot of beautiful thoughts that we could all ponder upon. I hope things are still achievable today, as they were hundreds of years ago. Man had so much more freedom then. Now, with the laws, the unemployment, the suffocating traffic, the strict rules of crossing borders, it feels as if we might be losing our freedom. However it’s true, what makes us really distracted from our destiny is not believing. Faith is the most important asset to destiny.

Here are a few quotes from the book:

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

“He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

“Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”

“Everyone, when they are young know what their destiny is.”

“When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”


The Devil Wears Prada

My head feels fuzzy and I’ve just reached the present grounds after being engaged with a novel for past four hours. I have to say the best feeling I get from a book is being so indulged in it that I lose track of the chapters. Also the attitude brought about by an gripping story, reading past midnight till you get to the core of things, or as far as your eyelids can muster the strength to remain separated.

I finished The Devil Wears Prada last night, so I thought to write something about it as a record. I believe even fiction has some resemblance to real world or some moral to the story. Will not be wasting my time writing the storyline of the book (oh so miranda priestly!). It showed how we give ourselves up to be swallowed by the world of materialism and career concerns, not noticing when our relations fall apart. The higher your worldly aim is, the more people you have to tread over

to get there. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow your dreams. Not at all. Just make sure you’re choosing the right path to get to your destination. Sh

ort cuts can be just an illusion. So when you reach the top of the ladder, and look around to see that no one is by your side, it may not all seem worth the effort.

The book may put you off to get into fashion orientated career, its definitely a good read for the magazine-cum-weight loss ladies. =)