The pilgrimage

So, apparently it is not as such that only the saints do pilgrimage. For when Paulo Coelho went along the path of the pilgrimage to Santiago, it all came for him to learn the lessons he did cherish for a life time.

Guided by a companion, Paulo goes in search of his messenger, a sword and the truth of his own life.

Everything in our surrounds rejoined an uneasy peace, the peace of a world that was still in the process of growing and being created – a world tat seemed to know that, in order to grow, it had to continue moving along, always moving along. Great earthquakes and killer storms might make nature seem cruel, but I could see that these were just the vicissitudes of being on the road. Nature itself journeyed, seeking illumination. -pg39

And along the road, the author indulges himself in fighting his inner fears, so as to overcome his greatest fear! 

over and above the physical forces that surround us and help us, there are basically two spiritual forces in our side: an angel and a devil. The angle always protects us and is a divine gift – you do not have to invoke him. 

The devil is an angel too, but he is free, rebellious force. When we let him loose, his tendency is to disperse himself. When we become fascinated by his power, he owns us and keeps us from fighting the good fight. -pg79

And, in the end it is indeed about fighting all you have within yourself, so as to overcome a better version of yourself. It is about accepting change and believing in yourself.

Every book of Paulo Coelho ends in a lesson for a lifetime. With his words comes an inspiration that puts an amazing effect on a individual. And surely, I am not of those, inspired by his words, his books and his imaginations. 

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One summer

Have you ever seen a miracle happen?

Well, this is what the book would take you through. Jack armstrong, and ex militant is dying of a long terminal disease. And his, relationship with his childrens is what is yet to be reconciled.

Jack promised lizzie, his wife he would hold on uptil the christmas, but as it was written by the gods, lizzie dies in a tragic accident and the childrens are made to part away with jack counting on his days of death over a hospice.

But, then it is indeed a miracle that takes over the course thaf jack survives and brings his family back together.

No matter what you do, no matter how hard you fight, life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. -pg316

But, is it just getting back together all about getting to let people live under one roof? No, it was just the beginning. It is time when jack would have to deal, with a rebellious teenager, the adult daughter mikki, the younger one, the silent and sensitive boy, cory and a toddler, jackie.


And when they move back to lizzie’s childhood home, he is left with memories of his dead wife. But, here in this small town they all find a reason to live.

What is it that brings all of them to being a family together?

Love that binds a family, because no matter what you believe in, how many friends, it is your family that matters the most.

David baldacci is an outstanding fiction writer, who leaves you curious every time you turn around a page. Love, family, relationships and childhood. The story of one summer takes you for a long stride amongst the midst of a beach, the palace and a light house.

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