I realized something today while I was packing up our books. We are the kind of family that has three different copies of East of Eden.
It might make sense for us to get rid of a copy or two. You know, apartment living and all. Except that one on the left-ted got that one at a used book store in Jackson Hole on a family trip. And then he lent it to me during that stupid time when we weren’t together and I devoured it-mostly because of the amazing story, but there was a little part of me that read it so fast because I knew that when I returned it, I would get to see ted. The one in the middle was a birthday present from Ted a couple years ago. He found a cool old copy he knew I would like and gave it to me on our trip to dc. And the last one, actually I think that one ted’s mom bought that one because we talked it up so much and then she didn’t end up liking it so she gave it to us. So I guess we could get rid of that one. But seriously, this book is life-changing and wonderful and I couldn’t recommend it more.
So tell me, what kind of family are you?