“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus
I am working on episode 2 of my travels abroad and it has quite a ways to go.
Until then, enjoy this short side post.
If you are looking for an amazing book to read then look no further then Siddartha by Herman Hesse.
Talk about a novel that is rich in the journey, the nature of friendship, the grip of earthly suffering, the act of self-reflection, and the first-person narrative of a wandering soul.
It is a short book and you can read it one or two afternoons.
While the quote at the top is from Heraclitus, it’s message is heavily expressed in this book and people who read this book will be able to relate to it.
This is a dear book for me because I can (and have) re-read it over and over again and each time I have, I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the story, the insight, the struggles, the details of the universe inside, and the profoundness of its spiritual concepts in Buddhism.
It’s beautifully written and there are no wasted words or pages or details. A strong and timeless composition.
From one reader to another, you need to invest the time and read this book and once you have, then I would love to discuss the book with you!