Paulo Coelho is back with The Winner Stands Alone .
I have not yet read the book, but i followed the free chapters on his blog.
She wasn’t sure about her make-up. In the end, she opted for a very light foundation and an even lighter application of lip liner. She had already lost a precious fifteen minutes.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more.
If they have a lot, they want still more.
Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
Is it just that they don’t understand how simple happiness is? What can she want, that girl in the jeans and white T-shirt who just came running past? What could be so urgent that it stopped her taking time to contemplate the lovely sunny day, the blue sea, the babies in their prams, the palms fringing the beach?
In French: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2009/04/01/la-solitude-du-vainqueur/