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Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Image of the desert
Last night, for about 5 minutes, I saw a man walking through the desert. I don’t know what was going on exactly and didn’t care that much, to be honest! What I was thinking of was that the threats of the desert really seem little without the almighty will of Shai-Hulud, without the threat of Fremens taking your water if you entered their territory, without the scent of the addictive spice…The only picture I have of the desert that used to be more powerful than any before reading Dune was that of “Desert Rose”, Sting’s video.

Funny how books you like affect your perception of certain things! I do look at the desert differently (well, think of it actually, as I have never seen it in real life…) because of Dune. Some time ago I started looking at butterflies and spiders differently because of Mircea Cartarescu’s books and I did start to find more meaning in my dreams. These are just two very recent examples.

What is even more powerful in certain books is the state they give you when a certain phrase or paragraph expresses a feeling you have experienced in such a perfect way that makes you realize someone else has felt the exact same thing. Only he/she had put it into words a lot better.
posted by Alina @ 12:34 PM  
  • At 6/21/2005 2:20 PM, Blogger haal said…

    Everything is connected. Nothing happens by coincidence. They are all related if we just notice it

  • At 6/21/2005 2:21 PM, Blogger haal said…

    what was with spiders that you were watching?

  • At 6/21/2005 2:52 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    The spider and the butterfly are two very strong symbols used by Mircea Cartarescu in several books of his. I'll try to find you a link in English regarding him and his works. I know they were translated in several languages, so I should find something really soon!

    Is really everything connected? Or do we make up some of those connections in order to get where we wanted?

  • At 6/21/2005 3:20 PM, Blogger haal said…

    WEll, good question. I choose to believe that we are powerful beyond belief. Our thoughts can change things, and our intentions too. SO the moment u start searching, things open up. For instance, happened to me many times, when I set my intention to research something, I with no planning find information falling in my lap. Hear someone talking about it, find a book here, someone talks about in on tv....etc. endless.... It is the power of our thoughts that we ruined by talking and our impercise language.

  • At 6/21/2005 3:25 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Coelho says when you really want something, all the powers of the universe will work for you to get it...But not only for good things! So we end up at the eternal "Be careful what you whish for" warning! And I did experience that, wanting something that wasn't doing me any good and eventually got it, yet for a short while.
    There's this quote (I don't know where it was taken from) my friend Oana wrote on a book: All the things we keep (or get/take) by force end up dying.
    A bit besides the point right now..:))

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