This book goes to show you that no matter how carefully you plan out your life, things will just happen to mess up your plans. Things always happen.
Life is not meant to flow like a river without things drifting along getting caught in the seaweed.
This woman never thought anything bad would happen to her. She felt privileged all her life, and expected her adulthood to be the embodiment of happiness and success.
But she forgot a few things along the way that wind up tripping her up. (Or getting caught in the snare of the seaweed).
She is so surprised by this turn of events that she basically just shuts down. Stops going out.
Stops looking ahead. Hoping beyond hope that she can stop what is happening to her by not actively participating.
But then, we all know that that doesn’t work. Time moves right on ahead, whether we’re willing to go along with it or not.