I’m a dreamer. I suppose that’s why the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho spoke to me. It’s a book about chasing dreams, but a telling one in that it highlights the twisty, confusing, and unexpected path that can lead to your aspirations. The book is about a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels the world in search of treasure. He encounters dead ends, discouragement, and capitulation… but eventually, actualization of his dreams.
What I mostly took away from it is that the path may not be what you expect. In fact, it may be wildly out of tune with any expectations, scary, and depressing. But that’s OK. Because as long as you have your true north, the path can lead there… you just have to be open to it.
My favorite quote of the book… when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Thank you Mr. Coelho for sharing this story with the world and for having it available on Bookshare for everyone to read.