A story about lecturer on how to live, let go of your ego and what legacy you want to leave behind.
(Ward, on the right, with her spouse)
This finally finishes the Booker 2020 longlist for me. It checks off some boxes. Healthy same-sex relationships and parenting. Interesting ideas mixed into some story context. It's good, but in an ok-good sort of way. Philosophical in that sterile doctor-office-clean prose way. It has an interesting ending and I probably should think more about it. More likely I won‘t think much about it at all.
Does it count if you‘re a 43-year old child who celebrated with a B&N gift card spree, a few episodes of Gilmore Girls, and a bowl of hot lentil soup on a cold winter‘s day?
“I don‘t live in either my past or my future. I‘m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you‘ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we‘re living now”
“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.”