“Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian, is a story about loss, love and faith in the wake of a cataclysmic disaster.”
What could be better than tea and books? In my opinion, nothing. For a sunny afternoon in September, I spent my time at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego for the Ladies Literary Tea. The guest of honor was Susan Vreeland, a San Diego native.
Literature provides us with a way to explore ideas and try out points of view that we might not want to enact in real life. We can explore crises of identity that allow us to understand ourselves better.
Resolving to keep her eventual blindness a secret from everyone but her family, Nicole endeavors to employ the age-old adage of carpe diem. However, after a near-death experience, attempting to step out a window onto a fire escape that isn’t actually there, she realized she was no longer in charge of her life, the disease was.