Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Gift

" ....'I'd like a gift,' said Maria.
...'Instead of buying something that you would like to have, I'm giving you something that is mine, truly mine. A gift. A sign of respect for the person before me, asking him to understand how important it is to be by his side. Now he has a small part of me with him, which I gave him with my free spontaneous will.'
...The giving of gifts. Giving something of one's own. Giving something important rather than asking. You have my treasure. I have your treasure. ......"


"Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho.

When I started reading the book, I found it too bland. Vulgarly bland. I wanted to give up on the book. That's when I started realising the essence of it. It wasn't about a prostitute. It was about a strong willed woman. It wasn't about sex. It was about love.
A simple thing like a gift which you know how speacial it is, has been described so beautifully.
It's about rediscovering emotions.

10 comments:

  1. Talking about gifts, there's one for you lying in my room. Remind me sometime.

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  2. Anonymous6:26 am

    Surely you mean blunt, or bland. I'm fairly certain there is no such word as blant.

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  3. You discovered the golden rule... every book has something to like about... it always does....

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  4. @amrit
    yeay.. I'm getting a gift!

    @anon
    pointed noted and corrected.

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  5. @puppet
    agreed. but i cudnt finish the 'fountain head' though

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  6. Sounds beautiful. I did not like The Alchemist so I gave up on his works. I think I'll give this one a try.

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  7. leela: dont even dare,
    but if U so feel like, try
    "the witch of portbello"
    its written in a very very diff manner.,


    2 fairy:
    U cudn finish fountainhead,
    the first time i read it 100pages wre too much for me.,
    gave it up for a few months, then re read the 100pages again, then the next 600in 3days, kinda went mad, it was my 3rd or 4th buk though..


    n ya if U wanna try some authors, try
    RK narayanan, fyodor dostoevsky.,
    just read this book called "the little prince "

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  8. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh.
    was sorta expecting this. :)

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  9. @leela
    honestly its not beautiful... the feeling doesnt last...

    @madman
    will try the little prince soon

    @naresh
    muahahaha... but donworry the feeling dint last...

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