Sunday, July 23, 2006

Thank you, President Bush

photo's source: bbc website:

I quoted below, part of Paulo Coelho's letter to George Bush back in 2003, during the war agianst Iraq!!

Thank you for having achieved something that very few have so far managed to do in this century: the bringing together of millions of people on all continents to fight for the same idea, even though that idea is opposed to yours.

Thank you for making us feel once more that though our words may not be heard, they are at least spoken – this will make us stronger in the future.

Thank you for ignoring us, for marginalizing all those who oppose your decision,because the future of the Earth belongs to the excluded.

Thank you, because,without you, we would not have realized our own ability to mobilize. It may serve no purpose this time, but it will doubtless be useful later on. Now that there seems no way of silencing the drums of war, I would like to say, as an ancient European king said to an invader: ‘May your morning be a beautiful one,may the sun shine on your soldiers’ armour, for in the afternoon, I will defeat you.’

Thank you for allowing us – an army of anonymous people filling the streets in an attempt to stop a process that is already underway – to know what it feels like to be powerless and to learn to grapple with that feeling and transform it. So, enjoy your morning and whatever glory it may yet bring you.

Thank you for not listening to us and not taking us seriously, but know that we are listening to you and that we will not forget your words.

Thank you, great leader George W. Bush.
Thank you very much.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


What do they do to us???
What do they take?? what do they give?? And what do they leave us with??
for our life is never the same once we hit the road..

For some reason or another, we just decide to leave.. to travel.. to start a new journey.. or to simply take the road.. Would we be cowards? Would we be ourselves again? Or would we just respect what the road leads us to, as a ritual, as a destiny??

Roads are inevitable, unavoidable..
They are for everyone but not for anyone..
They are everywhere; they seem to intersect and “outersect” but the truth is; each has a one and only one final destination. They may go in parallel and never meet and never together but they will eventually land on the same side of the river..

Some take the road but unfortunately, leave their identities behind..
Some take the road and take their identities but miserably, leave their guts behind!!
While dreams, on the other hand, are the offspring of roads.. Because no road traveled leave the traveler without a dream and no step taken on that road leave the step-taker without a vision.
BUT no dream or vision is worth anything without a Revolution..