Of a Roadside Philosopher
About the Book
This little book of lyrical prose is an introspective reflection of events observed and experienced from a philosophical view point. It is largely influenced by the writings of Khalil Gibran, Omar Khayyam and current thinking in quantum thought. I have put together a personal composition of work to encapsulate my perception of the world. I look at humanity governed by paradigms out of its control to which it humbly succumbs to. I am influenced by spiritual thought which echoes through most of the verses. This I attribute to having spent many years in India and making several trips to Rishikesh. The perennial nature of the soul which guarantees human existence never fails to intrigue mankind throughout history no matter how suppressed such thoughts are. Thinkers influence the way we live from time immemorial. Some of us are born orators, others are born writers. Even before we take on this life on earth we have our skills inherent in us, waiting for the moment to express itself. I trust you find this book engaging as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
About the Author
I was born a South African. At twenty I left to India to study medicine. It was there that I was introduced to the writings of the spiritual masters of India and the Orient. I now live in Canada with my family.