I've just finished reading ON THE MOVE and GRATITUDE by Oliver Sacks. I enjoyed them immensely. The first, an autobiography and the second he wrote after his terminal diagnosis.
What a privilege for a glimpse into this man's life - the kind of man rarer than rare; a bright star in the sky inhabited by other incredible people circling his orbit. Sacks was kind and empathic, with a profound curiosity and deep love of the world around him. Though we have lost his genius, we still have thousands of his writings and studies. In one line in the book, he told of a visit with an old friend and described it as, "the flowering of the moment". I'll never forget his happy soul.
In this new age of Dumb and Dumber, it was a pleasure to know about him. The old book at the top is OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens. It is very old and its pages brown and brittle. I bought it for $3. at the mall as a gift for my grandson Oliver. I think I'll have to have his mother read it to him as he isn't called Ollie the Destroyer for nothing.