According to the writer Jorge Luis Borges, the idea of the Zahir comes from the Islamic tradition and is thought to have arisen at some point in the eighteenth century. Zahir, in Arabic means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed. It is someone or something which, once we have come into contact with them or it, gradually occupies our every thought. Until we can think of nothing else. This can be considered either a state of holiness or of madness.
Paulo Coelho is one of my favourite writers. When he writes or speaks, he is able to create a world that I am absolutely fascinated by. A world of love, adventure, mystery and sacrifice. When I started my blog post of Denise, I looked at the first picture of her. She has an amazing beauty however there is something mysterious about Denise.. I immediately thought of The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho.
I can imagine that we all have our own Zahir, hopefully one that will always point us in the right direction.. Anyway, keep warm on this chilly Thursday morning. Time to start looking forward to December holidays.