From the Books… : ‘Laburnum for my head’

From the Books I am Reading…

This book is a collection of 8 short stories. They are beautifully crafted tales of human emotions, experiences told in a simple, tender language. The book title is taken from the first story from the collection.

From ‘Laburnum for my head’

‘ Lentina decided that she did not want any such attempt at immortality when her time came, and at that thought she experienced an epiphanic sensation: why not have a laburnum tree planted on her grave, one which would live on over her remains instead of a silly headstone? This way, even her lifelong wish to have such a tree close to her would be fulfilled. In spite of the sombre occasion, she began to smile…’