Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Love is worth the caos



The stories we sit up late to hear are love stories. It seems that we can not know enough about this ridlle of our lives. We go back, and back, to the same scenes, the same words, trying to scrape out the meaning. Nothing could be more familiar than love. Nothing else eludes us so completely.


I do not know whether or not science will formulate its grand theory of the universe. I know that it will not make it any easier to read the plain text of our hearts. It is plain but it seems like a secret alphabet. We train as our own Egyptologists, hoping the fragments will tell a tale. We work at night as alchemists, struggling to decipher the letters mirrored and reversed. We are people who trace with our fingers a marvellous book, but when we turn to read it again the letters have vanished. Always the book must be rewritten. Sometimes a letter at a time is all we can do.


My search for you, your search for me, is a search after something that cannot de found. Only the impossible is worth the effort. What we seek is love itself, revealed now and again in human form, but pushing us beyond our humanity into animal instinct and gold-like sucess. The love we seek overrules human nature. It has a wildness in it and a glory that we want more than life itself. Love never counts the costs, to itself or otthers, and nothing is as cruel as love. There is no love that does not pierce the hands and feet.


Merely human love does not satisfy us, though we settle for it. It is an encampment on the edge of the wilderness, and we light the fire and turn up the lamps, and tell stories until late at night of those great loves lost and won.


The wilderness is not tamed. It waits- beautiful and terrible - beyond the reach of the campfire. Now and again someone gets up to leave, forced to read the map of themselves, hoping that the treasure is really there. A record of their journey comes back to us in note form, sometimes just a letter in a dead man's pocket.


Love is worth death. Love is worth life. My search for you, your search for me, goes beyond life and death into one long call in the wilderness. I do not know if what I hear is an answer or an echo. Perhaps I will hear nothing. It dosen't matter. The journey must be made. Janette Winterson - In The PowerBook

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Livros que me acompanham em 2009

  • Notes from my travels- Angelina Jolie
  • THE SHAMANIC WAY OF THE HEART - Chamalu- Luis Espinoza
  • Shooting Butterflies - Marika Cobbold
  • The Global Deal - Climate change and the creation of a new era of progress and prosperity- Nicholas Stern
  • The Penelopiad- Margaret Atwood
  • Discover Atlantis - Diana Cooper
  • Tne Gift - How the creative spirit transform the World - Lewis Hyde
  • My East End: A history of Cockney London- Gilda O'Neil
  • Delta of Venus- Anais Ninn
  • The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry *** Apr
  • Doidas e Santas- Martha Medeiros (March)
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson - Feb
  • Healing With the Faries by Doreen Virtue (Feb)
  • Montanha Russa- Martha Medeiros (Feb)
  • O codigo da Inteligencia - Augusto Curry - Feb
  • O Ensaio sobre a cegueira - Jose Saramago ( Jan Lendo)

Livros que andaram comigo em 2008

  • Meditacao a primeira e ultima Liberdade by OSHO ( Dec)
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (Dec Lendo)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K Rowling (Oct Lendo)
  • The PowerBook - Janette Wintersone (Oct- )
  • A vida que ninguem ve- Eliane Brum (Sep - Lendo)
  • The Birthday Party - Panos Karnezis - (Sep )
  • Ensaio sobre a Lucidez -Jose Saramago (Lendo...)JUN
  • Nearer The Moon -Anais Ninn (Lendo..) JUN
  • Superando o carcere da emocao - Augusto Cury(lendo...) JUN
  • Perdas e Ganhos- Lya Luft Jun(Releitura) Jun
  • A Mulher que escreveu a Biblia - Moacyr Scliar(May) ****
  • The Secret By Rhonda Byrne (May)
  • Time Bites -Doriss Lessing March (lendo...)
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel (March to May )
  • The Kite Runner -Khaled Hossein /March ****
  • Back when we were geown ups / ANNE TYLER (larguei na metade)
  • O Sonho mais doce - DORIS LESSING /Feb ****
  • The Crimson Petal and the White- MICHAEL FABER / Dec-Jan / ***

Livros que me acompanharam em 2007

  • Burning Bright - TRACY CAVILER
  • Fear of flying - ERICA JOUNG (larguei na 50th pagina)
  • I'll take you there - JOYCE CAROL OATES ***
  • Memorias de minhas putas trsites GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ ***
  • The Siege - HELEN DUNMORE ***
  • A girl with a pearl earing - TRACY CHAVILER ***
  • A year in Province PETER MYLES ( larguei na metade)
  • The mark of the angel- NANCY HUSTON-
  • A bruxa de portobelo - PAULO COELHO -
  • Under the Tuscany Sun - FRANCES MAYA -
  • Sophie's World - JOSTEIN GAARDER *
  • The umberable lightness of being - KUNDERA- **
  • As aventuras da menina ma MARIO VARGAS LOSA - ****

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