first thing!.. i'm not promoting the latest age-defying cream or a “sauna-belt”..lol!!
this post is for my friends.. those who havent read up the book “Jonathan Livingstone Seagull” (yet).. the book itself is tiny..and with some really amazing seagull photographs.. the actual text can be finished up in under two hours!! and believe me.. its kinda power-packed!.. like.. rather than saying “you ll be a changed perosn by the end of the book”..its more fitting to say “you ll be a changed perosn in under two hours”..(wow!...now i even sound like those tele-shopping ppl)
so..Jon is a seagull.. young(and hopefully handsome ;) ).. who wants to live life beyond the ordinary chores which enable one to merely survive..gifted with a lot of grit and optimism.. he gets outcast by his clan (or whatever you call it) when he tries to tell his own ppl abt how it was possible even for the seagulls to soar like the falcons and glide like the eagles..(btw i'm not very sure as to which glides and which soars..so sorry if i'm wrong!!).. So this guy..all his life betters himself at flying.. and then reaches himself beyond the bindings of space and time..and helps other ppl(seagulls) also discover this.. and according to him, the only law is one that sets one free (nice outlook)...its like the farther you push yourself..the more you will discover yourself and also in the process.. realise the real Jonathan that lives in each one of us!!.. nice read really..
and i guess each one who reads this book can and WILL identify with Jon in one way or the other.. for me the most striking similarity b/n me and Jon that i observed was our ability to let go.. the ability to regard things beyond the worldly constraints of time and space.. and the dawning of the truth that nothing is forever..nothing's indispensible in this world.. one must move on.. not that its the only way.. but yes!..its possibly the best way :).. thats the beauty!!
having read almost all of Paulo coelho's works.. i was dubious as to how much impact this book would really have on me.. after reading.. i realised.. it was different in its own way.. where as Coelho's narration comes with a lot of mystic in it.. Bach presents things jus the way they are..its refreshing!!.. bottom line: all you paulo coelho readers..this book is definitely worth a read!! :D
Qouting God-knows-who : “ the sign of a good book is that it changes each time you read it” :)