In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"A wise former professor of mine recently recommended I read Paulo Coelho‘s The Alchemist. When I came across the above section of the story, I was floored. Coelho‘s description was exactly what I felt the day I met my future husband. It‘s a strange feeling that I couldn‘t quite put my finger on at the time, but in retrospect, Coelho‘s words are a perfect description of the odd (but wonderful) feeling I had that day in 2000.
"The Alchemist in my Life,"
Verbum: Vol. 8
, Article 11.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol8/iss1/11