Friday, March 02, 2007

Like the Flowing River

Been reading Paulo Coelho's book - like the flowing river, lately. I first got to know paulo coelho from a nice article he wrote which my fren sent me through emails - about Closing Cycles. His short stories always keep me inspired and to live in the present. Here's one of them:

The Funny Thing about Human Beings
A man asked my friend Jaime Cohen: 'What is the human being's funniest characteristic?'
Cohen said: 'Our contradictoriness. We are in such a hurry to grow up, and then we long for our lost childhood. We make ourselves ill earning money, and then spend all our money on getting well again. We think so much about the future that we neglect the present, and thus experience neither the present nor the future. We live as if we were never going to die, and die as if we had never lived.'
-paulo coelho-

and this is so true....

2 comments:

aart hilal said...

hello!
While surfing in the net I discovered your profile and I also love
the work of Paulo Coelho!!!! Do you know that he is launching his new
book, The Witch of Portobello, through his blog
www.paulocoelhoblog.com?
I found it out because i'm inscibed to his newsletter
http://www.warriorofthelight.com/engl/index.html
it's simply wonderful!
have a nice day!

viv said...

Hi aart hilal, nice to meet you here... I just finished reading Like the flowing river. I think the next book for me would be the Zahir =)