Before I left for Panama, I went to Barnes & Noble to find a book to read for downtime. I picked up The Alchemist, saw that it had sold over a million copies, yet I put it back down. However, when I got the farm, there was the book on their living room shelves, I was meant to read it. It was such a simple yet magical book with so much honesty, inspiration and symbolism. It has become one of my favorite books. The above picture taken by my friend Walter shows me in my element, deeply involved in the book.
I couldn’t wait to feature this great read on C+B for when you have downtime at home, on vacation, commuting, anywhere. Here is a brief description of the book and my favorite lines from the book.
“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.” Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Book description: Barnes & Noble
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