How about a little intro time...

7:25:00 PM

hey guys!!

am so glad to join this group of book lovers... :).. please give me a lil intro to all my fellow book fanatics

firstly tush thanks a ton for that wonderful intro...although u seem to have risen me 2 a pedestal that i dont deserve... rather i should say your the one who has been deligently been writing stuff with a perseverance i can only dream of...

anyways just wanted to say that i am sorry for joining in but not contributing any time sooner than this thats cos currently i am survivng without the basic technologies like the telephone and the comp... and the only sneaky way i can manage writing is thru my dads lappy so here i am...

anyways i have nonetheless been doing a little bit of reading these days (read i am collegeless and jobless too **sigh**)

but back to wat i was saying...so snce i'v had time in my hands... my eyes have done a little bit of exercise ...amongst the many others i would love to talk to you guys about ... the following is a little article cum that writer/philosopher Coelho has written.. i just about read it this morning...so i thot id share it with you...

The story of the Pencil
by Paulo Coelho

A boy was watching is grandmother write a letter.
At one point, he asked:
'Are you writing a story about what we've done? Is it a story about me?'
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
'I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.'
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn't seem very special.
'but it's just like any other pencil i've ever seen!'
'that depends on how you look at things. it has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.
'first quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps - this is your inner self!! you are the only one who has control! - This can be your religion if need be i.e. God/Buddha etc.'
'second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
'third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.
'fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its woodeon exterior, but the graphite inside. so always pay attention to what is happening inside you.
'finally, the pencil's fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that and in your every day action.'

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