A commenter suggested that it was the book “The Living” that I was referring to in my last post. I haven’t read that one yet, but will have to now. The book I was thinking of is called “For the Time Being” by Annie Dillard. It’s a great book about life and death, evil, tragedy, etc. It is more questions than answers, and I like that, because I feel like even if some profound author or speaker had answers for me I wouldn’t believe them.
Yesterday I was at the gym riding the stationary bike and watching CNN report on the tsunami. The guy next to me was watching the Indianapolis Colts lose. He was really upset about it. I was really upset about the earthquake, but also at this guy who was oblivious. I was angry that I felt powerless – just riding along on my bike that goes nowhere, learning more about disaster….