:: Filtering June 18, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
Tags: book, paulo coelho
With Badsyah in my life, it’s all about discovering what he has and using it to his full potential. Like this Microsoft Works Database thing. Kinda cool I have to say although I have yet to use most of its templates or components 100%. Im making a list of what I’d have to do over the next few weeks and boy, its giving me a tiny migraine.
Similar to MJ, I’m also in the midst of settling my affairs with the phone companies, internet, home bills, house rent, shipping! Considering that space is a luxury I do not have back home, tell me, how do I cram 5 years of my life here in one box?? Ha ha ha.
I’m already filtering my clothes and painfully, my books. I love my books but after putting much thought into it, I’d figured that maybe other people could benefit in the pleasure of reading it too. That ‘The Witch of Portobello’ has a point.
Source : The Witch of Portobello – A Novel by Paulo Coelho
“Is learning just putting things on a shelf or is it discarding whatever is no longer useful and then continuing on your way feeling lighter?”
“On the shelves were all the books I’d invested so much money and time in buying, reading and annotating. There were my personality, my education, my true teachers”
“How many books have you got? Over a thousand, I’d say. But most of them you’ll probably never open again. You hang on to them because you don’t believe.”
“I don’t believe?”
“No, you don’t believe, full stop. Anyone who believes will go and read up about theater as I did when Andrea asked me about it, but after that, it’s a question of letting the Mother speak through you and making discoveries as she speaks. And as you make those discoveries, you’ll manage to fill in the blank spaces that all those writers left there on purpose to provoke the reader’s imagination. And when you fill in the spaces, you’ll start to believe in your own abilities.
“How many people would love to read those books but don’t have the money to buy them? Meanwhile, you sit here surrounded by all this stagnant energy, purely to impress the friends who visit you. Or is it that you don’t feel you’ve learned anything from them and need to consult them again?”….
“Without them I’d feel naked.”
“Ignorant, you mean.”
“Uncultivated would be the right word.”
“So your culture isn’t in your heart, it’s on your bookshelves.”
Yah, Im trying very hard to convince myself that knowledge is best shared. And my way of doing it at the moment is to give it away. Im not parting with all of it but the decision of which books get to go in the shipping box must be made. NOW! :P
Rileklah kan.. buku boleh beli.