First off, I love to read so if I am given a book suggestion…chances are I will find it & read it right away! Last night, I had one of those exceptionally rare occurrences where I got my hands on a book that wouldn’t let me go…*smiles*. That book was “The Alchemist”!
I started off reading through the pages as if I would any other novel…and then I found myself off on a whirlwind journey of the heart & mind. Beautiful words selected carefully detail the life of a sheep herder.
The Alchemist tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart and, more importantly, realizes that his dreams, or his Personal Legend, are not just his but part of the Soul of the Universe.
Santiago is a humble shepherd whose desires are few–he wants to be free to roam with his sheep, to have some wine in his wineskin and a book in his bag. Fate intervenes, however, in the form of the recurring dream of a great treasure hidden thousands of miles away at the base of the Egyptian Pyramids. When Santiago meets Melchizedek, a strange wise man who claims he is a king from a far-off land, he decides to seek his treasure. The next day, Santiago sells his sheep and embarks to Africa to pursue his dream.
-I absolutely loved this book & it has now become one of my faves as well…thank you! 💓👌🏽💋