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See this is one of the reasons why I love these books.
I confess I usually read Inspector Gamache mysteries when I'm a little down. Even though you glimpse the darker parts of human nature (after all they are murder mysteries) - you get these pearls of wisdom, of comfort woven into the narrative.
This book is no exception.
There's a scene where our character Clara is stressing. It's that I-can't-get-through-this kind of stressing. Seeing her panic, Clara's good friend Myrna comes by and, after empathizing, asks her what's the worse that could happen. Clara responds.
Myrna: 'Exactly, all survivable. And then what'll you do?'
Clara responds that she'll go home.
This goes on until Clara can see past the anxiety of the moment to a calmer, better time regardless of how her present trial turns out. In the end, she feels better.
That's also something they do in therapy as well. From experience, it works.
I always feel better - adjusted after reading these books.
Just though I'd share.