Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wikiphotomicro: Day 12 - "Signs"

Any sign will do. A sparrow at my ear, the sound of the C&O bending rails through Terry County, a whisper from something or someone unknown. We're never lost, just misplaced. The top shelf in the kitchen, tucked in a drawer full of thoughts all trying to smother us given the chance. But never lost. Still, a sign would be a welcoming thing, a branch clutched in the sparrow's beak, a wave from the engineer through early morning gloom, a whisper from a father or mother's voice telling us we're walking in the right direction, telling us to run before it's too late. Telling us all the things we've never heard before.

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Reading Quote - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

"What’s got you down?” he asked her. “Tell me the story—I’ll give it a happy ending."