As he trudges through his wealthy yet introverted life, Thomas Silva has carefully managed to compensate through the years for his lack of human connection by monetarily helping struggling member of his community, but this impersonal and unorthodox method of getting by is beginning to lose its effectiveness and is no longer serving its purpose. A less-than-social childhood fused together with a fair share of uncertainty from his past has unfortunately carried on to Thomas' adult life, making the reclusive person he is now. It's not until he experiences a series of life-changing events that Thomas begins to consider a serious and much-needed change in perspective towards his unfulfilling life. A Vacant Space is about one's lonely journey through existence as merely a passive spectator in the volatile game of life; a lonely journey that desperately needs to begin onto another path anew. It's never too late to start a new beginning, even if you feel you are already so close to the end.Each and every time that I have ridden this bus, he has been behind the oversized, rubber-plated steering wheel. ... One thing I did doubt though was that he knew more about me than I did about him. ... row of bus seats, I began to reminisce about my daily and much-anticipated bus rides to Thomas Jefferson Elementary back home in San Leandro. ... One day specifically, I remember wanting to remain on the mustard yellow school bus for a second drive instead of beginning my blandanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Vacant Space|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2014-04|