I remember quite awhile ago feeling a little bit of panic on realizing that Connor & Nora wouldn’t continue to sit side by side in the recliner as part of their daily routine. I felt an urgency that I should take ‘one last picture’ of them sharing their favorite spot, knowing that soon they just wouldn’t fit. I had to take a photo back then. Just in case it was the last time.
And yet, the tradition lives on. They have found a new way to make it work, a little different way to fit.
Last week, they were listening to The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (again), fully absorbed in all its wonderful prose. I had to take a picture.
You know, just in case.
Because eventually, there is going to be a last time.
And when that happens, I want to remember.
“…and although this was the fourth time Jane had read the book, she was excited to read what came next. This is what made a book great, she thought, that you could read it over and over and never get tired of it.”
-Jeanne Birdsall, from The Penderwicks