A lot of this book deals with change.
Douglas fights all summer long to keep things the same, and mourns the changes that happen despite his efforts.
Old Mrs. Bentley also fought change. She saved the snips and bits of her past, as carefully as a miser - an old doll, the ticket stub from a play, a dance program...
Douglas recorded in his "Revelations" column "Old people were never children."
What does that mean? Is it a fight against change? Or an acknowledgement that change happens and the change is now the norm?
Change is good and change is bad.
Are you pro? Or anti-change?