let’s take a moment..
At least some break from your daily lives, and spend time with family and friends. How graceful our lives are in the United States! Reading Thoreau always reminds me of the inherent good in life– let’s not watch messages that tell us we need more, we’re not good enough, we’re overweight or uncompetitive. In debt or unemployed, we have everything we need. Cherish our health! Relish the community! Our politicians are doing well! Sometimes being happy is the best privilege we have.
let’s take a moment..
Walden, page 20: “I have always endeavored to acquire strict business habits; they are indispensable to every man. If your trade is with the Celestial Empire, then some small counting house on the coast, in some Salem harbor, will be fixture enough. You will export such articles as the country affords, purely native products, much ice and pine timber and a little granite, always in native bottoms. These will be good ventures.”
“To keep up the steady despatch of commodities, for the supply of such a distant and exorbitant market; to keep yourself informed of the state of markets, prospects of war and peace every where, and anticipate the tendencies of trade and civiliization– charts to be studied, the position of reefs and new lights and buoys to be ascertaind, and ever, and ever, the logarithmic tables to be corrected. Universal science.. account of stock.. profit and loss, of interest, of tare and tret, and gauging all kinds in it, as demand a universal knowledge.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 20
Sorry for the long time without a post, the internet has been, *cough* inaccessible. Hopefully you will enjoy this today: some excerpts and ideas from Paolo Coehlo’s latest “Like a Flowing River.” I’ve been reading and rereading this over the last few weeks.
For the alchemist, visit: The Alchemist (Novel) by Paolo Coelho (EddieMill)
The book is composed of short relations of Coehlo’s life, stories, moments and experiences. As one of the most famous authors in the world (he wrote The Alchemist) he has a good life view. A lot of his stories involve sudden realizations, human nature and vocation. And he is the best author at describing in words: hope : that I can imagine. As someone whose stories have been translated to 155 languages, it’s great to hear his perspective.