Saturday, April 10, 2010
When we experience Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria and the Nile - we also reflect not just on the history but perhaps on writers such as Lawrence George Durrell (1912 - 1990) - A cosmopolitan who worked as the press attaché to the British in Cairo and then Alexandria - British travel writer, poet and diplomat (he spent several years in the Foreign Service) - He was born in Jalandhar (Jullundur during the British times), India. The books which gave him his international recognition and come to be his most famous work was the Alexandria Quartet (Justine, Balthazar, Mount Olive and Clea).
Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.