"Muor giovane coluiche al cielo caro.*"

*"Those whom the gods love die young." -- Italian proverb

I found this quote in a book I was reading, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. It was an interesting view of life after death, that people when they die stay around in this space mid-way between life and the afterlife. There, they can interact with their loved ones, as blowing wind, touching, hugging, making things move, etc. They stay there until they decide they are ready to leave their loved ones behind and move on.

For a while, I thought Timothy was there, sending me messages in the clouds, sitting in my lap, making his picture dance in the wind at the cemetary. It's a nice thought....

And, the story takes place in Marblehead, with lots of wonderful references to places, streets, and the sights and sounds of the town.

So, the love story was a little boring, but the book was worth reading...