The First Tuesday
In the eighth chapter in Tuesdays with Morrie, entitled “The First Tuesday: We Talk About the World”, Albom explains his second visit with Morrie. First, Albom states how small Morrie’s thighs are since he has lost everything in his legs. They start off talking about the newspaper strike and Morrie tried to find ways to solve it. Albom states, “[h]e asked about the newspaper strike, and true to form, he couldn’t understand why both sides didn’t simply communicate with each other and solve their problems. I told him not everyone was as smart as he was.” Morrie and Albom talk about Morrie’s upcoming death. Morrie explains that now everything is done by someone else for him. Connie even has to wipe his butt and holds a beaker for him to pee in. Albom then explains that Morrie told him that he feels closer to people that are suffering since he is suffering. After this part Morrie starts crying but Albom does not cry. They decide that tuesday’s will be their day and they will meet up every tuesday.