I’d been meaning to read this audiobook, Tuesdays with Morrie, for ages, so when I opened my SAB mailer yesterday, I was excited to see that I’d received the book.
And yes, despite my working at SAB, I still get the mailers as opposed to picking up the CDs at the office.
I’ve often gotten into an audiobook and enjoyed it so much that I find excuses to get in the car.
But this was the first time I ever got the mailer and wanted to get into the car right away. I had to do some shopping anyway, so I immediately went down to the garage, got the car, loaded up my CD deck and happily went off.
For the first 15 minutes or so, I was just enjoying the book and happy to be (about to be) getting some errands taken care of. Then I encountered one of the mixed blessings of audiobooks.
I got so into the audiobook that it kept making me think of things I’d like to ponder. So I’d ponder, and miss the next minute of dialogue.
Then I’d rewind, overshoot, hit the same ponder-inspiring segment, and again ponder and miss the next couple of minutes.
This went on with one particular section on remembering your favorite teachers, and I gave up, stopped the CD and put on music instead, which I can safely ignore while I ponder.
The good part is that I had a nice day/night remembering some of my favorite teachers and being happy that I’d returned to visit many of them from high school and university. But of course not all, and not recently. A nice reminder to make a few phone calls.
I just read that a lady, RuthAnn Hogue, has written a book, Goodbye, Walter: The inspiring story of a terminal cancer patient.
Unfortunately, no audiobook version. She mentions that the most frequently asked question – by far – from those who read “Goodbye, Walter,” is whether she had heard of Tuesdays with Morrie.
I almost have!