If You Really Want To Hear About It…
“What’s Holden doing right now?” I asked my mom.
A few months before her birthday, I overheard her say to someone that she wanted to reread the holiest of hollies, The Catcher In The Rye.
So, that’s the gift I gave her. Paperback, non kindle, with the original cover. Like a 60’s Corvette Stingray, a goddamn classic.
“He just got beat up in a hotel room,” my mom answered.
“Ahh, and now he’s pretending to have bullet wounds in the gut,” I said smiling.
After watching me flick through the book for a few seconds she said, “He’s a real sick kid that Holden Caulfield.”
“He’s not a sick kid,” I said defending him but actually defending myself. “He’s in a sick world.”
Raise high the roof beam,