- My Vision -
is a bookshop. Wood panelled walls are lined with books that inspire. The
bookshop is called The Alchemist because it is a place of transformation.
to one side there is a room of healing. A simple room of beauty. Lacy curtains,
soft wind chimes, healthy plants.
the room is a Healer. In the Bookshop there is a woman who sees.
The light in the bookshop is soft and diffused. There is a stained glass window, an arch of light. Candles and incense burn in the bookshop but there is no hazard of fire or anything else. It is a place of peace.
counter is set towards the back of the room. The counter is a large, gleaming
desk of dark wood. The desk has many drawers where sweet secrets are stored.
the woman sits quietly behind the desk and writes words of magic.
are books behind the counter. These are not for sale. These are for giving to
are no rules in the Bookshop for it is holy ground and the Light shines on all
who enter there.
are big comfortable chairs to sink away in. To read in. To rest in. Next to each
chair there is paper and pens. You can even write in the books if you want. What
you write is the Truth.
there is music in the bookshop. Music that comes from the healing room.
Beautiful and soft.
healer and the woman do not wear shoes. Sometimes the woman wears toe rings.
this place is a beautiful garden of comfortable size where surprises are to be
found. No one ever leaves empty handed.
are large trees in the garden. One has a swing. Honeysuckle, jasmine, a
profusion of scented air to breathe and fill the lungs.
day a child comes in. Some children do. For them the bookshop is the most
magical place on earth. Some read. Some sit in the chairs and look at the Sun
through the stained glass window. Mostly they come for the magic and the nougat.
They feel very grown up, eating the nougat for nougat is an adult sweet. The
strange thing is that when the adults eat the nougat they feel like children for
all sweets are a children-thing.
child asks the woman: "Who is the alchemist, you or the healer?"
the woman opens a drawer, takes out a mirror and holds it up to the child.
"You are the alchemist," she says. "For if you are not then no-one is."