Ah, to be reading more Stephen King! Just started his 2001 release, “Dreamcatcher.” Within the first few pages, as always, I was hooked.
There’s one particular scene I took some enlightenment from. In it, a college professor nicknamed Jonesy, is thinking back on a recent accident. He was struck by a car crossing the street and sustained some life-altering physical injuries. The driver of the car was an elderly man in the first stages of Alzheimer’s. The situation brought on more pity for the old man than blame, as you might expect. Here are Jonesy’s thoughts:
So often, Jonesy thought, there was no one to blame when the dust cleared. And, even if there was, what good would it do? You still had to live with what was leftand console yourself with the fact