As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Book Week Series (3): Paulo Coelho’s By The River Piedra, I Sat Down & Wept

April 23 is  World Book & Copyright Day. So I thought it would be perfect to share with you the masterpieces of my favourite author-Paulo Coelho. Everyday this week, I will interpret in a digital collage some of his most unforgettable lines to inspire us in life.

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Paulo Coelho’s 
“By The River Piedra, I Sat Down & Wept” 
A Fable About Opening Your Heart to Miracles

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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept tells of Pilar, a frustrated scholar looking for some greater meaning in the endless cycle of her days. When a childhood friend contacts her, she is surprised to learn that her former playmate is now a charismatic spiritual leader, someone revered as a miracle worker. She is even more astonished when he reveals that Pilar has always been his great love.

Confused by this sudden opportunity for a new chance at life, Pilar gradually comes to realize that the man she loves is being called upon to choose between her and his spiritual calling. As the suffering lovers travel through sacred sites in the French Pyrenees, the difficult choice they face offers a startling revelation about the divine and the redemptive power of love. Full of warmth and wisdom, joy and unexpected sorrow, their story is a magical celebration of the endless possibilities that life has to offer, and a fable about opening your heart to miracles.

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My Favorite Lines from
“By The River Piedra, I Sat Down & Wept”

“You have to take risks … We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun — and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived that moment, that it doesn’t exist — that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists — a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”

“That Moment Exists”
Inspired by “By The River Piedra,
I Sat Down & Wept”
Digital Collage by Paulina Constancia

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