"Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."Paulo Coelho calls that an old Arab proverb in his book The Alchemist. I don't whether it is or not, but I like it.
I just finished reading The Alchemist. I really liked it, but it was hard for me to read it. The unsubtle message was hard to get around. By that I mean it was hard to see the story past the philosophy.
But I don't know if that's a true assessment of the book or if that's just true for me. The book is about a boy searching for his Personal Legend. I couldn't help but read it in juxtaposition with my own situation.