“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.”
– Charlotte Bronte, English novelist and poet
I had just removed the wrapping paper from a Christmas gift presented to me by my sister. It was a book by Winston Groom entitled Forrest Gump. It seemed an odd title to me. The cover looked almost cartoon-like. This was years before the movie with Tom Hanks.
“What’s it about?” I asked.
“Oh, you’ll love it,” she replied. “It’s about this fellow by the name of Forrest Gump. He’s not the brightest man but he has all these adventures and he changes the world.”
“What kind of adventures?” I wasn’t much into readi...
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