Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Being far away

Does this sound familiar?

‘Whenever you’re far away, I wish you were near. I imagine that the conversations we’ll have when you or I come back from a trip. I phone you to make sure everything’s all right. I need to hear your voice every day. I’m still passionate about you, I can guarantee you that.’
‘It’s the same with me, but what happens when we’re together? We argue, we quarrel over nothing; one of us wants to change the other, to impose his or her view of reality. You demand things of me that make no sense at all, and I do the same. Sometimes, in the silence of our hearts, we say to ourselves: “How good it would be to be free, to have no commitments.”’

Extracted from the book “The Zahir” by Paulo Coelho

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