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Dr.Zoidberg
07-20-2014, 09:19 PM
For anyone who has not read this short book, we highly recommend it.

Text- http://archive.org/stream/TheAlchemist_410/TheAlchemist_djvu.txt

or if you prefer to multitask...

Video/Audio with subtitles- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6oSUt39gU0

As of late we have not have had as much focus on Alchemy... It seems to be always in our thoughts, but not at the forefront...

After a momentary step back from ordinary life, and a swift kick in the rear, we have become more aware. It is easy to get hypnotized by everyday life and neglect to see the simple/extraordinary things things. Get up, get the kids ready, go to work, come home, repeat.

Alchemy is something that has returned to the forefront, so we decided to pick up a book we'd been thinking about but never got around to, "The Alchemist."

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
-The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Not 10 minutes after finishing this book, a friend shared that their lab at work was getting an upgrade and wondered if we'd be interested in helping get rid their old equipment. We just got done putting away about $1,000 worth of professional lab equipment into our lab and that is just on the first trunk load! An omen, synchronicity, or just a coincidence? Whatever it is, we are gonna ride this wave.

Kiorionis
07-20-2014, 10:23 PM
I've read it! Its a great book.

And i don't believe in coincidences, everything is a gigantic spider's web :)
Have fun with the new glassware!

DonSweet
07-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Some call it following your nose.

People were impressed by my father's abilities. He called it "bumbling."

I've taken it to the next level and call it "organized bumbling."

Playing the book now. It'll be a regular part of my routine for a while.

Synchronicity.

"I'm exactly were I'm supposed to be, doing precisely what I'm supposed to be doing, at exactly the moment I should be doing it."

Dr.Zoidberg
08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
I've read it! Its a great book.

And i don't believe in coincidences, everything is a gigantic spider's web :)
Have fun with the new glassware!

The book was an enjoyable read. Novels are not our first choice in books, but this is definitely an exception. Just wish it was longer, but we can always read it again.

It is amazing what you see when you start noticing the patterns! :)
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