Have you read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? You may have, or possibly you have read quotes from it. Now, have you listened to the author’s music? Not yet? In this Sounds Brazilian blog post you will have the chance to not only know about his spiritual rock songs but also to listen to one accompanied by translated lyrics that will help you to reflect on less painful ways to deal with loss.
The Alchemist was first published 25 years ago in Brazil, Paulo Coelho‘s native country. The novel tells a simple fable-like story of a boy who, after having a recurring dream, decides to follow its guidance and take a journey in search of faraway treasure. The boy’s adventure teaches him how to listen to omens and to follow his dreams. No one imagined that this story would have had so much power when its first publisher told Paulo Coelho that the book would never sell. He was obviously mistaken. As of the week ending May 25, 2014, the novel had reached its 303rd consecutive week on The New York Times‘ bestseller list.
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