I have just begun listening to the audio book The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton, narrated by Nicholas Bell.
I am often wary of books that are of a philosophical bent. I love considering people’s motivations and different view points, but do not like preachy tones.
Really enjoying Alain de Botton’s musings on life so far… it is a word lover’s feast.
Readers who would have been capable of scepticism and prudence in other areas of their lives reverted in contact with these elements to a primordial innocence and optimism. The longing provoked by the brochure was an example, at once touching and bathetic, of how projects (and even whole lives) might be influenced by the simplest and most unexamined images of happiness; of how a lengthy and ruinously expensive journey might be set into motion by nothing more than the sight of a photograph of a palm tree gently inclining in a tropical breeze. (Chapter 1 – On Anticipation)
What are you reading right now?
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