Chapters 21 and 22 Summary
When Thanksgiving was drawing near, Lena talked about walking away more than ever. She told Marie that if she did, Marie should know that she'll always be thinking about her. She never got a chance to say goodbye to her mother. She gives Dion a big hug and kiss when she takes her to school. You never know when it will be the last time to see someone. She began singing a Jimi Hendrix song with the lyrics, "S'cuse me while I kiss the sky." (87)
Lena had something for Marie. She handed her a flat package wrapped in brown paper. Inside was a drawing of a lake with a cluster of weeping willows hanging over it. It was beautiful. Marie was surprised to learn that Lena drew it. Lena stole some colored pencils from the store so she could draw. When she draws, she feels like she's...