This is a long article. It is only worth reading if you are interested in a different life than you are living. If not… not worth reading… Go back to Facebook, or your romance novel, or witches, goblins, vampires, or whatever you feel your life with.
I am re-reading one of my favorite fiction books, Reamde by Neal Stephenson.
The book feels slower than it was the first time. I saw only about 5% of it for the first time… But who I am and what I can see have changed subtly… I have two distinctions that I didn’t have when I first read it. I’ll share those two distinctions.
There are two characters in the book that manifest those two distinctions, Zula and Sokolov.
- Honoring the timeless, what will never change… is one of the distinctions, and the other is
- spending no, or only little time thinking of themselves.