The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho


Arguably Coelho’s most famous novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.

Right at the beginning an old man tells Santiago: “there where your tears will fall down on earth, you’ll find your treasure”. This sentence really struck me. Perhaps my tears over losing everything I thought I owned weren’t so bad after all…

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