Apr 30, 2020k_j_b rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Short is an excellent descriptor. This little book only took me fifteen minutes to read. There was nothing particularly new or profound in it, yet the flow of Quindlen's prose was such that it was a very readable little essay. The takeaway, to be present and attentive, is stated in multiple ways. The imagery is vivid. I think the author does an excellent job of encouraging the reader to live a life more present, and more aware of the beauty in it. I read it twice in short succession, and think it is a read one could return to again and again, when in need of encouragement and refreshment.