Good morning! Welcome May!
I think I may have said this every week for the last few months but I heard that some of you are getting SNOW! In fact for many, it is the coldest Spring on record. These are strange times my friends.
On to happier things, I read another great book this week, it is called Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. Have you read it?
Written by Geraldine Brooks, a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal the book is based on actual events. In 1665, villagers in Eyam, Derbyshire vote to quarantine themselves in the village so as not to spread the plague.
The novel is narrated by the courageous, and wise beyond her years, Anna Firth. Though she looses most everything she holds dear during the quarantine she works tirelessly along side the minister, William Monpellion and his wife Elinor.
Not only do they administer to the sick and dying but also try to hold the village together and keep it from completely descending into barbarity.
I think in the end the book shows how in times of crises people either rise to the occasion or become helpless and selfish.
As I do not want to spoil the book for you I will end with this, it is wonderfully written and it makes you think of how you might act in a similar situation.
If you have read the book I would love to know how you liked it. If you have not read it, get yourself a drink and prepare for a nice long afternoon.
Enjoy your day!
P.S. I may be a little sporadic in posting as I have guests for the next week.