Category Archives: Life-meaning

My passage to India

Does India still offer any sort of real spiritual alternative to materialism, or is it now just another fast developing satrap of the wider capital world? (Dalrymple, 2009) In the last twelve months I have read four books that are … Continue reading

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The end of the affair

” A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from  which to look back or from which to look ahead” The End of the affair is the first book I read by Graham Green … Continue reading

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Living in the slum: Shantaram Part 2

Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears. In the end that´s all there is: love and its duty, sorrow and its truth. In the end that´s all we have- to hold on … Continue reading

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Shantaram- craving peace and love

“One of the reasons we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some … Continue reading

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Is any human heart my heart?

‘Life ultimately is a yo-yo, “a jerking spinning toy in the hands of a maladroit child.”‘ During my walkabout around Victoria and Western Australia I  read three novels: Any Human heart, Secrets of the Sea and Portrait in Sepia.These three … Continue reading

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In the bush with Ned!

The last couple of weeks I was travelling around Victoria and before starting my journey I decided to pick a book that would connect me to that region of Australia. And for that reason I chose The True History of … Continue reading

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