I've also been on a reading jag. I re-read Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice". I've reverted to mysteries now with Sue Grafton's " U Is For Undertow". Something fun!
I lost a longtime family friend this last week. It kind of made me reflect on life. I haven't come to an earthshaking conclusion yet but I have realized that time is too fleeting to let things keep us from enjoying friendships and companionship. So get together with a friend this weekend and celebrate!