Trip recap: we saw Manatees, collected shark's teeth, listened to my grandmother talk and talk, drank wine and beer, spent time with family, relaxed and watched the week just fly. I read The Da Vinci Code for my teen book/film group that meets next week. Reading isn't the right term. Forcing is more like it. I understand now why the book is a best seller, although it has nothing to do with the quality of his writing. The premise is so intriguing, and accessible to people who aren't likely to read scholarly writing. So even though he writes so pedestrian, the subject matter is interesting enough to overlook how cheesy Robert Langdon's character (and others) are. I read it in small pieces at night and on the plane. I'll finish it tomorrow night.
I highly recommend Jet Blue. Very comfy, great crew, and I got to watch copious amounts of BBC America. Shameless but wonderful!
We went to my favorite bagel place today and I got to read a few pieces of today's New York Times. One section included quotes for the week. I read about Joe Biden's major faux pas comment about Barack Obama. I realized that I probably would have been none the wiser since I don't watch TV and haven't seen a newspaper in days. Scary. I consider myself to be aware, but it's scarier to think of voters who have no clue. Anyway, I also read something very beautiful by the breeder of the euthanized horse Barbaro, Gretchen Jackson:
Grief is the price we all pay for love.It is very touching.