November 5, 2007

I thought this one was very interesting. it took me a few times to read it, but i think that Collins is trying to compare the loss of a loved one (like his mother) and when you remember the memory that you have of that person, it has a way of “soothing the nerves, quieting the riotous surf of information” it is also something “you can turn to anytime, when the night is going wrong.”

does anyone have any thoughts about the last line, “marching onto the peages of this incredibly heavy book?” what do you guys think the heavy book represents?