Finding The Grain
Can you still have self-discoveries and change your life at a late middle age?
Chani Tavin is testimony to the fact that it is never too late to learn.
One day Chani Tavin, a sculptress in late middle age, has a fortunate accident when she literally trips over a pile of psychology books at the local recycling center. She is fascinated since it sparks off a vast change in her life. Chani takes the pile home, applying the psychology she is learning to unravel the secrets of her own life.
As Chani re-examines her life, she revisits her childhood. The emotional wasteland of the conditions in which she grew up rise to confront her. Chani starts to see her own life in perspective, and she has to learn how to embrace and forgive herself for feelings she still carries. However, just when Chani achieves a startling insight in understanding her past, she dies unexpectedly the following day.
The story is set in the frame of the 7- day period of mourning that follows Chani Tavin’s death and it encompasses including various dramatic and revealing conversations between the family of the narrator and her friends and neighbors.
Chani Tavin is testimony to the fact that it is never too late to learn, even as the mother of grown up children and a teenage grandchild.