Sometimes there is a clear path we march along, our heads held high, our goal in sight. But more often we are led down the abstract way where the twists and turns are so jagged that we can't see our way forward. We keep moving along because we have no choice…that is what life asks of us.

As we take each step our journey is fueled by the hope that the answers we seek are up ahead…just around the bend of the abstract way.

Chapter 55-The Book Signing

We take our places at the table as they set out markers and bottles of water. My stomach starts flip flopping. Am I ever going to get used to this stuff?
Edward turns to me and squeezes my hand. "Ready, baby?"
"As much as I'll ever be. But it makes all the difference that I'm doing it with you."
"For me too, Bella. That's for sure."
They lift the rope and the first people step forward.