By Paulo Coelho
Linda is aware she's lucky.
Yet each morning whilst she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she sounds like ultimate them again.
Her pals suggest medication.
But Linda desires to consider extra, now not less.
And so she embarks on an event as unforeseen because it is bold, and which reawakens an aspect of her that she - first rate spouse, loving mom, formidable journalist - inspiration had disappeared.
Even she cannot expect what's going to occur next...
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Doesn’t he realize that you don’t ask that kind of thing? Only if you want to tell me, I reply, in order to provoke him and destroy, once and for all, that arrogant air of his that makes me feel so insecure. Then I add: It’s because you want to go to bed with me. ” He shakes his head. I pretend to be unfazed and point at the waves on the normally calm surface of the lake below. We sit looking at them as if they were the most interesting thing in the world until he manages to find the right words: “As you no doubt realized, I asked if you were happy because I recognized myself in you.
We’re not teenagers anymore. I confess that I was surprised by what you did in my office, and I loved coming in your mouth, but that isn’t enough of a reason for why we are here, especially considering we can’t do that kind of thing in a public place. ” The jack-in-the-box of that question about whether or not I’m happy springs out at me again. Doesn’t he realize that you don’t ask that kind of thing? Only if you want to tell me, I reply, in order to provoke him and destroy, once and for all, that arrogant air of his that makes me feel so insecure.
We’re pleased that we haven’t changed for centuries. We feel proud to have remained neutral when Europe sent its sons off to fight senseless wars. We’re glad not to have to explain Geneva’s somewhat unattractive appearance, with its fin de siècle cafés and elderly ladies strolling about the city. To say “we’re happy” might not be entirely true. Everyone is happy apart from me, as I travel to work wondering what’s wrong. ANOTHER day at the newspaper, trying to ferret out some interesting news other than the usual car accident, weaponless mugging, and fire (which dozens of fire engines manned by highly qualified firemen rushed to put out and flooded an old apartment.