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.