quarta-feira, 16 de julho de 2014

Make the ordinary come alive

Quando a leitura nos faz parar...

Sempre gostei de ler, e sempre tive o hábito de registar citações e excertos dos livros, para reflectir ou simplesmente para mais tarde recordar.

Ler é viver! E viver é aprender. Hoje foi o excerto abaixo que me fez parar...

"For the first time in my life, I feel that things after all, might change for the better. I have been a prisoner for too long, a prisoner of my own self doubt, a prisoner of a loveless childhood, and a life without experience and without joy. Now I feel an absolute certainty that my life is about to change and become so different from what it has been up until now. It is so simple. It has always been so simple. It is a matter of choice, a matter of understanding that one’s freedom to choose is limited only by courage and imagination. I have enough courage to choose, I hope; enough imagination to understand that life may have more possibilities than I can tell. So I have that freedom. I’ve always had that freedom, but it has taken until tonight to realize it. (…)"

Paul Torday in The irresisteble inheritance of wilberforce