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Beverly Beckham

Aging, apparently, works like this

The name of the book is “Love Works Like This,” and the author is Lauren Slater, a wonderful writer who lives in Massachusetts. I grabbed it off my bookshelf a few weeks ago to read on a seven-hour flight to Amsterdam.

I love reading on planes. It’s quiet and there’s nothing to do and no guilt that you should be doing something else, because you can either read or watch a movie or sleep or, OK, study, I suppose, or prepare for a meeting or a lecture. But I have never done anything that resembles work at 30,000 feet because I love the intermission from responsibility that comes with being up in the air, physically confined between Earth and infinity.

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