Archive for: JULY 03, 2009


I started reading Alain de Botton’s “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work” on my flight from London to Lisbon last Wednesday. I got the book after seeing de Botton in conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library last month. De Botton is a master in revealing the extraordinary behind the commonplace of our globalised world. In his latest book, he does just does that – wonderfully. And just as I was about to land in Lisbon I found a paragraph that talks about our warped notion of time through the life and death of strawberries. Indulge me if you will. (more…)