In my vast collection of books this one is the most special. It’s special for many reasons, it’s a Pulitzer prize winner, it’s a first edition and it’s signed by Walker Percy. But it’s really special because it was the start of me and my husband. We met working in a bookstore over 18 years ago and a group of us were discussing our favorite books and I picked this one. My husband perked right up and chimed in that it was one of his favorites too. He says it was that statement that got him intrigued enough to learn more about me. It was the first of many conversations we had getting to know each other and we were friends for quite a while before we became more.
It was a present from me to my husband and every time I look at it I’m reminded of the days we first met, when we were so wrapped up in each other. 18 years later we still share a love of books and while our lives are much more complicated I’m so very grateful that this little book made my life as I know it possible.