Today I went to a book signing in Valle Escondido, it was the second time I met with an author, in the same location. The first was Silvo Sirias” target=”_blank”>Silvio Siras, who writes great fiction. John Earle the author and a neighbor, took a few minutes to meet with people who have an interest in his book, Waking Up: Learning What Your Life is Trying to Teach You
I have not read the book, I may read it in the future; I am not sure. Often, I feel like I am a voyeur in a dream called life. I am just not sure I want to wake up, I like the dream; this week. Maybe my lust for learning and the opportunity to question the author will prevail over my experiences with books of similar message.
We had another author living here, Janet Smith Warfield, she also wrote a book for the soul, Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World Janet gave me a copy to review, I returned it to her. I could not get through the book, I had heard it all before and not see any reason to hear it again. Judging from the reviews on Amazon, I was the only person so afflicted.
Based on John’s presentation, Waking Up, sounds more interesting, it has a plan for implementation of change. Even more interesting to me is that he is a neighbor in small town Boquete Panama and he is not the first, second or even third author I have met here, we are rich in authors and other people worth learning knowing.
My last post was about the rich cultural diversity living here in Boquete, this post is not about the book, but about the depth and breadth of people living here. We have all kinds, even in the English speaking community we have great diversity of knowledge and perspective. One of the interesting observations made at the book signing is how nice people are in our small community; I agree. I know we are but a small cross section of the world, but collectively there are many genuinely nice people living here.
Why? Could it be that only nice people leave their comfort zones and emigrate? Could it be that many in this community are retired and lack some of the pressures of life that they had before retirement? I have no answers, only observations from my interactions that this is a great place to be and other places were great places to leave.
Maybe John’s book has some answers, he is going to have weekly sessions to discuss the book and help people Wake Up. If you want to read the book here is a link to Amazon you can download the Kindle edition and start tonight, I am tempted and might sandwich it between a couple a murder mysteries.