The book is all about love and its endurance. Pilardescribes all the pain she had been through with lines
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of the suffering.
How true these lines are. When she wasfighting with herself after he proposed, he told her “I admire you. I admire the battle you are waging with your heart” and taught her the exercise of the Other. When she had done the exercise of theOther and had the Other at the corner, she had to wait for him to choose between two kinds of love. He helped her regain faith. He helped her discover that she had been on an exile thus far and onlyafter expelling the Other, she had found herself. He helped her find her lost life. As Paulo Coelho says in one of his books, when Pilar had nothing to lose, she was given everything (life, love,faith). When she ceased to be who she was (the Other), she found herself.
We have seen many movies, read many romantic novels where the hero woes his girl and wins over her heart. This book has got thesame storyline, but how the man wins over her heart is admirable. He takes her to the place he always wanted to be with her. He chooses his destiny with her by his side, at the place where he wanted tochoose between the two kinds of love. The man of this book talks about the other kind of love when he talks to Pilar. He is right, there are only two kinds of love – the one that Virgin had for her...