Dale came into the shop one morning to find a copy of The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton. I have never met him before. He said that he doesn’t read books at all but had decided to start – with this book: The Consolations of Philosophy because his friend said it was good. It was going to be his first book. He hoped it was a good book to start with.
He said that his friend is always reading, is always talking about this book and that book. He said that in one of his favourite films, there is a song that says: …and the blue lights shine with a heavenly grace… and his friend, she is like that. He is always learning something from her.
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