I bought a small gift for Sherry and Vicki today at Half Price Books, and tucked a message into its pages to convene our book club by the beach...
“Out of the welter of life, a few people are selected for us by the accident of temporary confinement in the same circle. We never would have chosen these neighbors; life chose them for us. But thrown together on this island of living, we stretch to understand each other and are invigorated by the stretching.”
She’s wrong. I never would have chosen any other neighbors.
Not a chance.
I hereby convene the
Mazatlan Mothers Book Club
May we read, highlight, dog-ear and scribble irreverently upon these pages of Lindbergh’s short classic, Gift From the Sea. May we turn them over like glistening shells and shuck them like oysters in search of wisdom’s pearls, then tuck them into our carry-ons for the journey.
And sitting together on the beach, sipping pina coladas and mojitos, may our conversation be “as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”
Bring this book, with your favorite pages marked like treasure!