September, 2013

  • 15 September 2013    


    A story alongside the road.



    A neighbor hires two men to rebuild his stonewalls.

    He thinks the work is going slowly so he paints

    a starting rock green and an ending rock red to

    show them their daily work. Another neighbor

    finds the red and green rocks amusing. He adds a

    white rock. Then perhaps the same neighbor

    or another one adds an orange rock. A few

    weeks go by and the stonewall has a line of

    many colored rocks sitting on top.

    No one knows whether it is one neighbor or

    several who are adding the colored rocks.




    September and the stonewall is nearly

    finished. Then one morning a new gold rock

    appears. It is unto itself and glittery. The long

    line of other painted rocks cheer. The

    stonewall is finally finished. And the

    story has a golden ending.