Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Book of Disquiet

The Book of Disquiet by deanv41
The Book of Disquiet, a photo by deanv41 on Flickr.
I've fallen hard for a book written in the 1920s and 30s by a famous Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, called The Book of Disquiet. It's a sort of existentialist tract, pondering the purpose of being here or not being here, whether making an impression in life is the point of it or not, and other deep thoughts scribbled by a lone man hovering over his regular table at a local Lisbon cafe. There's something oracular about the writing, a feeling that Pessoa is casting fortunes as much as dissecting his own existence. It's a book that has come to me at the most opportune time seemingly pointing a one finger at the center of my thoughts and the other at the future.

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