Leaving always came as a surprise, no matter how long the dates had been on the calendar. Jim had packed his suitcase the night before, but now, moments before their scheduled departure, he was wavering. Had he packed enough books? He walked back and forth in front of the bookshelf in his office, pulling novels out by their spines and then sliding them back into place.
'The Vacationers' by Emma Straub (via abookblog)