Andre Glide, the great French naturalist, used to wonder as a child why people could not look into his eyes and see what a great genius he would some day be.
We all live with a personal view of life, and in the later years tend to look back with new found perspective and wonder why the young around us can’t look into our eyes and see that which has been seen.
This book contains a long lens view from a particular but rather normal middle class American life, and shares thoughts, some harbored for many years, some expressing a desire for a better world in which children and grandchildren can prosper in peace, some expressing personal opinions, and others simply remembering things past.
This is a journey through thought as much as event.
If these words cause one to rethink their relationship with the elderly in their family, have more tolerance for those around less fortunate, reevaluate their associations, and expect more common sense from the people we have entrusted with our institutions; and the flow of the language is pleasing to the eye, then effort is rewarded.