Last week we saw the destruction of Agnes’s valley, brought about by Eleanor’s birth. This week, Eleanor is home from the hospital, and, for the moment, her parents are utterly thrilled that she’s here. That’s a particularly devastating suggestion I just made — that at some point her parents, or one of her parents, might not be happy she’s around.
But that’s how it goes for people who serve as daily reminders of something you’ve lost.
We’ll come back to that idea, though. For now, let’s just enjoy little Eleanor waking up, and going back to sleep.