By Paulo Coelho
How can we locate the braveness to constantly be real to ourselves—even if we're uncertain of who we are?
That is the vital query of foreign bestselling writer Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. it's the tale of a mysterious lady named Athena, informed by way of the various who knew her well—or infrequently in any respect. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the type of tale that may rework the best way readers take into consideration love, ardour, pleasure, and sacrifice.
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I told her there were no devils, only stars in the sky and people strolling up and down the boulevard outside our apartment. I told her not to worry, that she needn't be afraid, but she continued to weep and tremble. After spending almost half an hour trying to calm her, I began to get worried. I begged her to stop, after all, she was no longer a child. I thought perhaps her first period had started and discreetly asked if there was any blood. ' I got some cotton wool and asked her to lie down so that I could take care of her 'wound'.
Some said they didn't want to be involved in this kind of story; others tried to conceal their opinions and feelings. I explained that my real intention was to help all those involved to understand her better, and that no reader would believe in anonymous statements. They finally agreed because they all believed that they knew the unique and definitive version of any event, however insignificant. During the recordings, I saw that things are never absolute; they depend on each individual's perceptions.
I realised that he was listening to what she was saying and taking it seriously. I never understood why, and we've never spoken about it since. It's a kind of taboo between us. The following day, he began taking unexpected steps, and two weeks later we were on a boat bound for London. Later, we would learn that, although there are no reliable statistics, during those years of civil war about 44,000 people died, 180,000 were wounded, and thousands made homeless. The fighting continued for other reasons, the country was occupied by foreign troops, and the hell continues to this day.