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.