Sunday, January 10, 2010

Book Club Christmas Party 2009

I'll bet none of you had a gorilla at your Christmas party.
(Barb poses with him or her)

Nancy getting a little too friendly.

Helen smiles but wonders who it is and if he or she actually read the book.

Laurie tries to speak his language.

The back of the gorilla gives a clue.
You can tell by the blond hair (which she forgot to tuck in) that it's goofy Beth who always wanted to wear a gorilla suit and never quite had the proper occasion----and still doesn't!

The party was held at Roxanne's house and for the second year in a row she decorated beautifully. The food, as usual was great.

Kathy made place cards in her beautiful caligraphy.

The book was "The Art of Racing in the Rain" which got a mixed review.
It's written from Enzo, the dog's point of view.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Here's what I thought was the best quote from the book: from Enzo (the dog) . He and Denny were watching a racing tape and talking. Enzo comments on what Denny had just taught him, a simple concept about destiny.
That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.

1 comment:

Jane LaFazio said...

that is a good quote from the book. A very humanist way of looking at life.
And a gorilla at your party. That book club is somethin' else!


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