The Uncommented Quote

‘Did you know that bananas can teach you the meaning of life?’

He took out a rotten banana from the bag and threw it away.

‘That is the life that has been and gone, and which was not used to the full and for which it is now too late.’

Then he drew out another banana, which was still green. He showed it to her and put it back in the bag.

‘This is the life that has yet to happen, and for which we need to wait until the moment is right.’

Finally, he took out a ripe banana, peeled it, and shared it with Isabella.

‘This is the present moment. Learn how to gobble it up without fear or guilt.’

~ Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River

Hoffnung means hope…


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One response to “The Uncommented Quote

  1. hello! Great story!
    While surfing in the net I discovered your profile and I also love the work of Paulo Coelho!!!! Do you know that he is launching his new book, The Witch of Portobello, through his blog
    I found it out because i’m inscibed to his newsletter
    it’s simply wonderful!
    have a nice day!

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