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Life just is You have to flow with itGive yourself to the moment Let it happenIf an individual allows changes to occur in ones life then love can be the wonderful result of that acceptance The theme of reasons why we love and how we love different people is demonstrated throughout the book The Accidental Tourist written by Anne Tyler There are two main characters that undergo and accept the changes in their lives and one character that stays static throughout the book helping one of the characters to change Macon Leary is first grounded by loneliness and comfort then slowly opens himself up to what appears to be a whole new world for him Then there is Sarah Leary who controls some of the changes in her life and tries to make the best of the rest of them The character that remains the same throughout the book is Muriel Pritchetta dog-trainer who takes an interest in Macon and helps him to accept the changes in his life Above all the universal theme of this book is lovea surprising new journey for all the charactersIn the beginning of the book it is explained how Macon and Sarah Learys son is murdered and how their marriage suffers because of this Sarah leaves Macon which is the beginning stage of Macons renovated life but one that does not start off happily He didnt eat real meals anymoreHis hair which Sarah used to cut for him jutted over his forehead like a shelf Ande something had caused his lower lids to droop He used to have narrow gray slits of eyes now they were wide and startled 14 Macon is not at all used to living alone He wants to control everything and likes nothing to be left to chanceSarahs departure is not something he can control and he does not deal with it well Macon begins to think that he cannot live without his wife but
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