I'm having book club remorse. I had forgotten how disturbing, tragic and emotional AGE OF IRON is. Sorry folks, but it's still so packed with topics that we need to discuss more in our lives that I won't change my mind, BUT... we may all need to follow-up with my second choice which was the 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear.
So after finishing the first half of Age of Iron again last night, I clicked on a story at my wonderful Washington Post and read a story of a 66 year old Dad that jumped into a sewage tank to save his youngest son. The Dad passed away and the young son, who has Downs syndrome, is in critical condition with double pneumonia. I cannot imagine the grief of the mother and the other six children in the family. Well, I can a little and that's why I'm sitting here crying at my desk.
One of my favorite alums is coming in 15 minutes, so I will try to cheer up!!! Quick, someone tell me a knock-knock joke.
Actually, to end on a happier note, yesterday I had lunch with a 4 year old. There were like 10 other people at the table too, but my rapt attention was on the cutie. He kept tapping me on the arm and saying "Let me tell you something funny..." and then saying something that didn't quite make sense. It was awesome. He is so smart and fun. Okay... I feel better now.