"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
An incredible and a touching story of friends who began reading to each other 35 years ago and have kept it up. I wish I had thought or been invited to do the same, especially for poetry. This story has it all—thoughts on friendship, listening (and being listened to), insights into the books they've read (I liked hearing about "Russian eyes" in Anna Karenina and I loved hearing about “rosy-fingered dawn" in the Odyssey, humor, and there's an application of the rule of fifty.