September, 2013

  • 15 September 2013    

    September

    A story alongside the road.

     

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    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.

     

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    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.