today i had a days training down in malaga, we met in the hotel room mate! its in the main street c/larrios, hidden away between two shops! then we went to a bar and sat out in the sunshine and went over the products i am promoting, a bit of a refresher for me, but basically just the same as two years ago.
i got the 8am bus into the city which takes an hour, and had a quick walk around el corte inglés on my way back to bus station... well it would have rude not too!
we're running out of petrol here, the strike begun either today or yesterday only, el peñita petrol station down town is closed already, has been most of the day, and the bp garage at the moreno round about has only '98 left, and probably not much of it!
if the strike finishes it will be on friday 'they' say in the papers, and if it ends then, by monday they hope to have the pumps ready for action again by monday! its only tuesday today, so bit of a worry!
this bit below is from the opening of paulo coelho's alchemy 2005
What is this force that drives us far from the comfort of the familiar and makes us take up challenges instead, even though we know that the glory of this world is only transitory? I believe this impulse is called the search for the meaning of life. Over many years of seeking a definitive answer to this question in books, art and science, and in the paths I have followed - both dangerous and easy - I have found many answers. I am now convinced that a definitive answer will never be given to us in this life, but that, at the last, at the moment when we stand once more before the Creator, we will understand each opportunity that was offered to us.
Acceptance speech delivered to the Brazilian Academy of letters.