(Continued from page 1)
As the years went by, she would always think back to the copy of House of Leaves that she had sold.
Finally, driven by the memory of her mother, Farmer returned to a different branch of the book store earlier this month so she could finish reading the story. The clerk led her to the only copy of House of Leaves in the whole store, which Farmer then purchased.
As she was on her way home, however, Farmer noticed something significant about the book: it had flecks of blue paint on the cover and the corner was chewed up.
It was the very same book she’d sold five years earlier.
“I shrugged it off doubting it could possibly be the same book,” says Farmer. “I started skimming through the book out of boredom… and I found passages highlighted in pink.”
One of the passages in particular brought Farmer to tears.
It read: “I took my morning walk, I took my evening walk, I ate something, I thought about something, I wrote something, I napped and I dreamt something too, and with all that something, I still have nothing because so much of sum’things has always been and always will be you. I miss you.”
Farmer says that the message was especially encouraging because she had recently been dealing with the death of her father who passed away from colon cancer in January.
“It may just be coincidence. However I’m going to believe that somehow she knew I needed comfort. And somehow she got this book back to me.”
Pass Along The Incredible Story And Remember To Share It On Social Media – Representational photo by Alixanaeuphoria, CC