Friday, December 4, 2015

A New Chapter

My book group met night before last, only four of us this time out of a dwindling number of eight. It was our annual book picking — but we decided to add new members, too.

We did not come to this decision lightly. We've taken in no new members for eight years. But what's eight years when you've been together 25?

The children we were birthing when the group formed are now marrying and settling down. It won't be long before there's a grandchild or two. But what time and busyness couldn't derail, major life changes have. Two of us left and came back years later. But the recent departures will be permanent. People are retiring and moving away. We want to keep a quorum of sorts. We want to keep gathering on the first Wednesday of the month (more or less) to chat about Lila, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace and anything else that crosses our minds.

So in January we add a new chapter. We become a slightly altered group — but this time altered by addition rather than subtraction. 

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