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Friday, March 7, 2008

A Hero Chooses This Humble Knight


Since reading the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I have become a great fan of his writing, philosophy and theology. Feeling like a band of brothers, even though I haven't met him. Well, that is directly. I met the son of one of Paulo's good friends from Brazil one night while journaling in my Moleskine at Texas De Brazil in Dallas. My journaling was about reading the Alchemist as applied to my life at the time. We had also recently launched the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, partly in honor of Coelho's Warriors of Light, of which I'm a recipient of a monthly newsletter. Long story short in Dallas, we knighted one our first Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale in that bar, Sir Robert of Rio, as well as one of our first Ladies, Lady Jasmine of Castillo.

Sir Bowie gave me The Witch of Portobello to read during my recovery from my broken back. It is a very interesting book told in narrative style of all the people who were influenced by Athena, the Witch of Portobello. Recently a contest was started by Paulo and HP to bring his characters to life in videos. There are 14 characters in the book and they would choose 200 artists to bring each character to life. This humble Knight has been chosen to do the character of a Priest torn between his love of the true spiritual life and the obligations to serve the rules of the Catholic Church. This conflict comes to a tipping point with the character Athena. His name is Father Giancarlo Fontana. So, wish this modern version of a Canterbury Tale artist on his journey.

Sir Hook "the Witch" of Warrick

2 comments:

  1. Awesome. You must give more details.

    Sir Bowie of Greenbriar

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  2. Hello!

    I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
    author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:
    www.paulocoelhoblog.com


    Have a nice day!

    Aart

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