Reflections are only that, reflections, nothing more nothing less. Often these reflections are related to books I read, but occasionally also other things. These are often written very late, very fast,  using notes from my mobile phone, so the grammar and spelling is horrible.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

A very well written book by Mohsin Hamid that put the readers in many different places (physical and mental) by following one person’s journey. A journey from the global entrepreneur without history or values to a reflecting person that do not want to live in a capitalist world where everything that is solid melts into air...

"it is not always possible to restore one's boundaries after they have been blurred and made permeable by relationship: try as we might, we cannot reconstitute ourselves as the autonomous beings we previously imagined ourselves to be. Something of the outside is now within us"

By using the current cracks in the global village Mohsin Hamid captures something urgent (the way the west have dealt with the "Arab world" after 9-11), but also a much bigger issue regarding identity and the western systems inability to provide significant gratifications beyond the material.