Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Chris's comment from My Secret Keeper

The author is Thomas Perry and the reviewer was Michael Connelly who was asked to write a foreword to one of Perry's books that was being re-released 20 years after it was first published. Connelly had the benefit of knowing how widely read Perry had become but to me that only makes the comment that much more poignant.
As soon as I read your story about Chase and his unbelievable sensitivity Connelly's words popped into my head. Imagine a little boy understanding so clearly not only that another little boy is under so much stress. but that to help ease that stress all he has to do is quietly listen while his young friend unloads some of the weight that his on his too-small shoulders. Sometimes the world is a sad place...

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