I had a most compelling experience yesterday.

I started reading Elizabeth Edwards’ book Resilience.

If you opt to read it, have a box of tissues nearby.

I only read the first 70 pages. It was too much! Very emotional! My eyes teared up on the very first page and continued that way for all 70! My vision was consistently blurred. Several times I had to stop to dab my eyes. One time the tears were running under my glasses and dropping down on my shirt!

A sensitive man I am! But not that sensitive! The book is absolutely the most compelling piece of literature I have ever read!

And the first 70 pages does not even dwell on her husband’s indiscretion. That is yet to come, I assume. And the 70 pages only briefly hits upon her terminal illness.

It is autobiographical. It is Elizabeth Edwards’ personal history. What a story! Well presented!

Edwards knows how to write. She places words to paper in such fashion to touch one’s heart. Not contrived. It is just her speaking.

Nothing else I did yesterday compares to the experience I had reading those 70 pages.

I lunched at the Yacht Club and chatted with friends.

Last night I stopped at Lisa’s to see the grandkids. Robert is sick with the same thing Ally had last week. Poor kid! He was laying on the couch with his head in Lisa’s lap. Not moving. I suspect next weekend Lisa will be down with the same problem.

Afterwards I had dinner at the bar at La Trattoria. Kathy was working. Always good to talk with her. Beecha was hosting. An absolute pleasure! She came over to kiss me hello. She smelled good! I told her so!

Then to the Keys Piano Bar for a drink with Donna and to hear Terri sing. Stayed only a short time. Then home to bed.

At some point today I will return to Elizabeth Edwards’ book. I am almost reluctant to do so. I found it draining yeaterday and suspect it wll affect me similarly today.

In the meantime, the weather is terrific here in Key West. High 80s to low 90s by day. Cool evenings. No air conditioning required by night. Leave the doors or windows open and the cool ocean breeze runs in. Together with the sound of the ocean. What more could one want?

Enjoy your day!

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  1. I watched Elizabeth Edwards’ interview with Oprah on Thursday afternoon. She seems to be a very grounded, down-to-earth person. She looks very healthy, not at all like I would imagine someone with a terminal illness would look. Especially someone who has been living in an emotional and physical hell for the past couple of years. I’ll have to pick up a copy of Resilience after having read your review. Thanks!

  2. I watched Elizabeth Edwards’ interview with Oprah on Thursday afternoon. She seems to be a very grounded, down-to-earth person. She looks very healthy, not at all like I would imagine someone with a terminal illness would look. Especially someone who has been living in an emotional and physical hell for the past couple of years. I’ll have to pick up a copy of Resilience after having read your review. Thanks!

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