Story Title: The Last Leaf
From: 100 Greatest Short Stories
Author: O. Henry
Artist explains to her roommate that she will die of Pneumonia when the last leaf falls from the vine climbing the wall across the street.
"The lonesomest thing in all the world is a soul when it is making ready to go on its mysterious, far journey."
I realized a couple pages into this that I'd read this before. I guess the title didn't register with me until I got to reading. I might have read it for school. I think I noticed more this time I read it. Everything from the relationship of the characters to the theme of life and death seemed different. I thought the idea of trying to give another person the will to live was very heart felt. I loved the ending.