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.