Adultery by Paulo Coelho

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 acquaintances suggest medication.

But Linda desires to believe 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 - decent spouse, loving mom, formidable journalist - inspiration had disappeared.

Even she cannot expect what is going to take place next...

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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 acquaintances suggest medication.

But Linda desires to believe 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 - decent spouse, loving mom, formidable journalist - inspiration had disappeared.

Even she cannot expect what is going to take place next...

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He pretends to convince me and I pretend to believe him. Then I get up, thank him, and say that I have all the material I need. ” Of course I do, but it’s not up to me to tell him what. ” “Of course. ” I agree. Easily deceived, I think: Who knows, maybe he does have something of importance to tell me, some state secret that will change the politics of the country and make the editor look at me with new eyes. He goes over to the door, locks it, then comes back and kisses me. I return his kiss, because it’s been a long time.

You know how journalism works. And it will be to your advantage, too …” Yes, I know how it works. The career of a journalist is as short as an athlete’s. We achieve power and glory early, then step aside for the next generation. Very few continue and progress. Most see their standard of living drop and become critics of the press, writing blogs, giving talks, and spending more time than necessary trying to impress their friends. There is no intermediate stage. ” And if I’m promoted? I’ll be able to decide what goes on the front page: Should it be the problem of the sheep-eating wolf, the exodus of foreign bankers to Dubai and Singapore, or the ridiculous lack of properties for rent?

I ask a few awkward questions, which he deftly dodges. He’s a year younger than me, but he looks five years older. I keep this thought to myself. Of course, it’s good to see him again, although he hasn’t yet asked me what’s happened in my life since we each went our own way after graduation. He’s entirely focused on himself, his career, and his future, while I find myself staring foolishly back at the past as if I were still the adolescent who, despite the braces on my teeth, was the envy of all the other girls.

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