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Getting in tune with the Soul of the World

August 18, 2011

OK, I didn’t go running last night or this morning, and I didn’t play disc golf either. I thought about going to play the weekly mini with the local club this evening, but I just never got moving toward the door. Instead, I spent a little time with my new friend Ableton Live and got familiar with its new buddy the AKAI MPD18. I might go run later tonight or maybe in the morning.

I did, however, pick up a copy of “The Alchemist” while I was at the book store yesterday.

I’ve never gotten through 100 pages of a book in one day before … until yesterday. I’m a slow reader by any comparison, but this was one of the easiest reads I’ve had in a while. In fact, I finished it earlier this afternoon.

This definitely isn’t on the ‘higher level’ end of my ‘to-read’ list. In fact, I thought it seemed more like something I would have read in high school if I wasn’t “educated” (used loosely) in the backwoods of East Texas. Nonetheless, I did enjoy the book, and it would have been nice to read it at an earlier stage of my life.

The book did get a little hokey (religiously speaking) toward the end, but over all it’s a great tale about believing in yourself and following your dreams. The main theme was incredibly similar to a lot of what I’ve been reading in “The War of Art.” The references to working at jobs that aren’t what you’re supposed to be doing hit pretty close to home.

If you’ve never read it, you should pick up a copy. If you read faster than I do (and most folks do), you might be able to finish it in an afternoon, and I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it … unless you’re not human.

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