{April book} The End of the Affair

end of the affair

In March I was lucky enough to the spend a whole day with my dear friend Rands. She came to town with her husband and two little ones for his work for the weekend.  Our day included scones and coffee at the local shop downtown, lunches to go, heart to hearts in hotel rooms, and some of J’s home cooking.  We had a great time catching up in person as opposed to our 6am phone visits we’ve grown accustomed to since our college days.

Randi brought me her copy of The End of the Affair by Graham Greene and it quickly became my April book.  It’s a short read, just over 150 pages.  I’m now almost through with round two of this book.  It is a beautiful story of the passion and guilt of a love affair and it’s unexpected end.

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

“It’s a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.”

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