We all have a place we like to retreat to when we need a break from real life. Some find comfort in a walk through a favourite park or a meal from a local restaurant, while others might prefer to hide under a burrito roll of duvet.
Or, if you’re anything like Hillary Clinton, you might seek solace in a trip to the bookstore.
Just 11 days after her shock defeat by Donald Trump in the race to become the first female president of the United States, the politician was spotted perusing the shelves at a Westerly store in Rhode Island accompanied by her husband, Bill, as well as her daughter Chelsea and son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky.
The former Presidential nominee was spotted by one of the shop’s staff members, Jessica Wick, who did as we all would in that situation and asked if she could take a photo.
Sporting the make-up free face that has become her badass (and brilliantly unapologetic) look since losing the election, Clinton was snapped grinning alongside Wick, who uploaded the image to her Facebook page with a glowing message about the politician.
“I can't imagine meeting anyone else who looms as large,” Wick wrote.
“I'd have liked to tell her how, at that very bookstore, behind the very same counter she approached to ask about a book, I listened to her concession speech with two of my co-workers and we cried; how in that same spot customers and employees have talked about her with regret and hope,” she continued.
“I'd have liked to tell her something which encompasses the sadness I feel that she did not win, but somehow tell her that in a way which didn't rub salt in any wounds. I'd have liked to give her something.”
In the post, which has been liked more than 6,000 times, Wick also described the politician as “gracious” and “warm” before wishing her something we all dream of – a future full of good books and interesting reading.