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I had a great book find a couple of weeks ago. I discovered Alain de Botton's (1997) explanation of How Prost can change YOUR LIFE. In it Alain has a chapter titled 'How to Open Your Eyes'. He outlines how Proust regarded Jean-Baptise Chardin. Proust writes of his own essay on the painter: In this study, I use the work of Chardin as an example, and I try to show its influence on our life, the charm and wisdom with which it coats our most modest moments by initiating us into the life of still life. I liked Alain's suggestion in following up...