Friday, August 18, 2006

The Shadow of the Sun

Hi Again!

This post has nothing at all to do with anything except that I just finished a book called The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski and there is a quote that I wanted to share with you all:

"Our world, seemingly global, is in reality a planet of thousands of the most varied and never intersecting provinces. A trip around the world is a journey from backwater to backwater, each of which considers itself, in its isolation, a shining star. For most people, the real world ends on the threshold of their house, at the edge of their village, or, at the very most, on the border of their valley. That which is beyond is unreal, unimportant, and even useless, whereas that which we have at our fingertips, in our field of vision, expands until it seems an entire universe, overshadowing all else. Often, the native and the newcomer have difficulty finding a common language, because each looks at the same place through a different lens. The newcomer has a wide-angle lens, which gives him a distant, diminished view, although one with a long horizon line, while the local always employs a telescopic lens that magnifies the slightest detail."

Just wanted to share that with you all and give you a chance to ponder it over.

Have a great weekend!
Pura Vida!

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