Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Prologue from the book, The Alchemist...

The Alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought.
Leafing through the pages,
he found a story about Narcissus.
The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth
who daily knelt beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty.
He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell
into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.
But this was not how the author of the book ended the
He said that when Narcissus died, the Goddesses of the
Forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.

"Why do you weep?" the Goddesses asked.

"I weep for Narcissus," the lake replied.

"Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus," they

said, "for though we always pursued him in the forest, you

alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand."

"But..... was Narcissus beautiful?" the lake asked.

"Who better than you to know that?" the Goddesses said

in wonder, "After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each

day to contemplate himself!!"

The lake was silent for some time.

Finally it said:

"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus

was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my

banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty


"What a lovely story," the alchemist thought.


  1. Καλημέρες! Συμαθητικό βιβλίο, αν και έχει πολύ καιρό που το διάβασα.

  2. Καλημέρα!!!
    Και εγώ έχω καιρό - έπεσα πάνω του πάλι ;D

  3. Μερικά βιβλία τελικά σε κυνηγάνε μια ζωή.

    Την καλησπέρα μου.

  4. Υπάρχει και ένα καινούργιο βιβλίο με τον τίτλο "Αλχημιστής"
    Έχει υπότιτλο "Η βρεταννική απάντηση στον Dan Brown"... Περίεργο να έχει ακριβώς τον ίδιο τίτλο...

  5. Καλησπέρα - Καλησπέρα & Καλωσήρθατε!
    @ potis
    Πραγματικά κάποια πράγματα σε κυνηγάνε. Αν είναι βιβλία καλώς!!!
    Περίεργο ψευδώνυμο(?)
    Θα το ψάξω το βιβλίο...καμία σχέση με τον κλασσικό "Αλχημιστή" να υποθέσω

  6. Καλησπέρα.Δεν το έχω διαβάσει.Σύντομα...

  7. καλημέρα...
    συνομωσίες σύμπαντος...


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