A Beautiful Journey by Chris Moe

2 Dec

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”-Paulo Coelho. Paulo Coelho is one of the most read authors in the world today and has sold 65 million copies of his stories. Paulo Coelho’s tattered early life and hectic party years helped him to achieve the sense of the world he now shares through his novels. Through these inspiring and life changing novels people discover true meanings of our lives and become spiritually awakened. Paulo Coelho’s early life, his crafting of his stories, and his messages help us dive deeper into this amazing author’s life.

To begin with, Paulo Coelho was born on August 20, 1946 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. His parents were devout Catholics and chose to put their son into a Jesuit school, which means a Catholic school. Pablo decided that he wanted to pursue his writing dream at a young age, but his parents saw no future in it for him. So Pablo chose to become rebellious against his parents which only caused more problems. His parents sent him away to a mental asylum on three different occasions because of his wild behavior. He has since forgiven them because he realized that they did this to him out of love. Coelho was mature enough to understand this happens often with parents and children.

When Coelho was released from the institutions he enrolled in law school, but dropped out to live the hippie lifestyle and ended up writing songs for protest bands against the Brazilian military run government. After he moved around in career positions, Paulo Coelho’s life was transformed after a 500 mile long religious pilgrimage walk through Spain. Coelho had a spiritual awakening and wrote a story called The Pilgrimage, which was a personal autobiography of the religious walk he endured on. His next work, which gained him his most fame, was called The Alchemist. The story was about a man in search of treasure but finds the treasure inside of his own heart. Since then, Paulo has written a book almost exactly every two years and has written many more masterpieces over the last 30 years.

Paulo Coelho’s fans have said that his novels are life changing and inspiring. Coelho likes to add a bit of spirituality and considers himself a "self-problem writer." He also says that he writes books for himself and what is opinionated by the reader is their choice. His early life, his crafting of stories, and messages help us see why he was such an amazing author of our time.


9 Responses to “A Beautiful Journey by Chris Moe”

  1. Tanner Jones December 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Wow what an incredible story. It is crazy that somebody that religious can also be rebellious and live a hippie lifestyle. Some of the inspiring people have been just like this guy.

  2. lehi peters December 3, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    great essay choice for an essay topic, Chris. The opening of your essay was very interesting. your essay is very well organized an informing.

  3. Sarah Rogers December 3, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    I love to read works in which people write about their life experiences. How
    different everyday obstacles can really shape you as a person, and change you for better or for worse. I think as high school students we can really relate to the things that Chris explained that Paulo Coelho dealt with in his life. It’s amazing to me how someone can go through so many things, and end up turning their life around. Not to mention being able to share his stories with others and help them as well. Your paper was beautifully written Chris 🙂

  4. Gerardo Padilla December 3, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    The essay was very informative and I really like how the essay starts. I also like the author Paulo Coelho.

    • Daniel Bobo December 3, 2012 at 6:06 am #

      What a great article. I did not even know who Paulo Coelho was prior to reading this entry. I thought you used a great plethora of vocabulary, as well as good word diction to really tie together this article. Nice job!

  5. Megan Yount December 3, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    This was written very well Chris. It was very informative and I learned a lot about Paulo Coelho and his lifestyle.

  6. Daniel Bobo December 3, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    What a great article. I did not even know who Paulo Coelho was prior to reading this entry. I thought you used a great plethora of vocabulary, as well as good word diction to really tie together this article. Nice job!

  7. Andrew Miller December 3, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    This was a very good essay and i really enjoyed reading it. keep up the good work. I am looking forward to reading more of your work

  8. Brenda Castillo December 3, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    Great job on the essay. I found it informing about an author I have heard about, but never really bothered to read any of his books. His journey as a writer is amazing, and shows you don’t always have to abide by the rules that are set for you, but try to follow what you love and do what you believe in.

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