We’re back! Sorry about my absence last week–four out of five of us in the house had Strep–including me. Nothing like getting it all done at once, right?
This week we’re discussing chapters 21-15 of The Obituary Society, by Jessica Randall. The end of Chapter 25 has me hanging on the edge of my seat–how about you?
Poor Lila has gone through so much, and now she has made the decision to sell her grandfather’s house and move on. She feels so defeated–and for good reason! She saw so much promise in that house, and in the whole town. She finds herself saying her goodbyes at the Fall Festival.
This quote said so much to me:
Fall was an elderly person who noticed every detail, every childish laugh, and relished in every delight, aware that her life cycle would soon come to an end.
Oh, how true that is. Not only of the season of fall, but for life in general. I see that so much in my own children. They are growing so very fast, and I feel myself trying to enjoy every moment–relishing the fact that Emma still believes in Santa; saving her papers with inventive spelling; even savoring every hug Ethan gives me, as few and far between as those are for my preteen. So many moments in our lives pass us so quickly, but do we notice every detail?
How about you? What details do you try to remember? Are you in a time in your life that you know is coming to an end?
Next week we’ll be closing up discussion on The Obituary Society with the last five chapters–26-30! Let me know if you have any suggestions for our next book! And remember to stop by Dakotapam.com and join in the discussion there!