…I think I jinxed us when I shared that poem last week about “bright blue skies”. yeah, since then we’ve had rain, thunder, lightening and tornados. but mostly rain. and lots of gray skies. finally this afternoon the sky cleared and promised a beauty of a sunset
just before I had to leave for bookclub*. As I drove I watched the sky darken and the clouds turn to a luminous pink. I barely caught the last glimpse of that promised sunset once I arrived.
*the book was A Prayer for Owen Meany, one of my all-time favorites from last summer. I had volunteered months ago to lead the discussion and I did my homework this morning to prep, but whoa. The group came through big. We talked about the book (one thing I love about church bookclub is that we do talk about the book!) for over an hour and I think everyone left with a renewed appreciation for both John Irving and Owen Meany. This was my first meeting with the group since January when I read (and was charmed by) a book about Downton Abbey. I was happy to re-connect. This group definitely expands my horizons (it’s a goal to read many different genres, including non-fiction – not my favorite) but I haven’t always followed through on the reading. It’s a church bookclub; you’re almost encouraged to show up especially if you haven’t read the book! We vote on our 2015 reading list in December. Stay tuned.