Monday, May 17, 2010
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
Roger Rosenblatt is an accomplished author. He has written for the Washington Post and Time magazine as well as several books of fiction and non-fiction. I did not feel this story was anything surprising or earth shaking. There were no new revelations about grief or death. I think when I got it from the library, it had been so advertised that I was expecting something like writing miracles. I expected to crack open the BIG STORY!
So no miracles, no revelatory writing or insights. Really just simple truth. The only thing the author seems to be able to do for his growing grandchildren is to make their morning toast. And so he does. Life goes painfully on.