Mitch returns to Morrie's house for the second Tuesday. Mitch brought more food for Morrie. When they start to talk Mitch asks Morrie if he feels sorry for himself. Morrie says that sometimes he does in the mornings. He feels bad for his body. He cries if he needs too but then after he goes on with the day. After Morrie says he is lucky that he has time to say goodbye. He knows he can't just sit there and feel pity for himself because he knows he has only a little time left. Mitch is very confused as he called himself lucky since of all the suffering he is going through.
Mitch writes, "He smiled. Not everyone is so lucky" (Albom 57).
The message in this chapter is you can feel sorry for yourself but don't let it make you forget about all the good things still in you life.
The symbol is a hibiscus plant. It represents Morrie as he slowly falls a part.