Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


"What Comes Next and How to Like It  -- A memoir by Abigail Thomas
Arrived yesterday in the mail
and I read some last night.

Author in her middle 70's, married several times, children by several and best friend
and companion at this time of life has a serious illness.

Read about this best seller
in the New York Times
and ordered
thought I might learn something :)

Read a little and will continue later.
Love her honesty and wish it had been written years ago
it would have made me have a different outlook on some in my life
and I think I would have reacted differently sooner then I did over the years.
Friendship, betrayal, aging, dogs are some of the topics.
How to accept, appreciate and enjoy as the journey goes onward.
Some issues she discusses and could handle
I could not.
When it comes to my children
I am fierce and protective of them
always have been and it continues.

This one trusted many that I should not have and was difficult for me to accept them as they really are.
Always thought some would change if I had positive thoughts about them
but if you do not recognise this yourself it does not happen

I now realize so few in my lifetime that I could trust completely.

Hopefully wiser at this time
and better late then never :)

Peace is the most valuable gift I have been given
at this time of life..


Judy said...

I think I need to order this book right now!!
Today's young women seem to be so much smarter then we were.

Barb said...

I have this book on my Kindle samples. I've read all her other books - all good. I like her honesty and her writing style. True trust must be earned. I know not to expect it, but I've been gifted with it sometimes when I least expect it.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Barb, on trust - so wise your words.
Judy, :)

Wisewebwoman said...

I've added her name to my list, she sounds amazing. I love this time of reflection.


Sandra said...

The book looks interesting. I like the ones that make me question my own journey and lead me to seeing things from another angle! We can do with a little shaking up from time to time before we settle just a little too comfortably in our cosy little certitudes!