I continue on to my solace, a small little bench that is under the patio that affords shade and an area that doesn’t have running children are milling around. I sit and immediately delve into my book, shutting out the outside world and the sounds that would distract me from the world of Anne of Green Gables. Wit, friendship and a world all outside my own are playing across my mind as I read and I continue to dive in, not realizing what is going on around me or the words, stares and gestures that are being made about me and what I am doing.