Posts Tagged ‘2008

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Surface Area

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She presses down with her foot and the shovel sinks into the ground. It’s soft like a pie under its dry, crusty surface, and she turns the shovel over to reveal a mass of earth that is her favorite color of black. Far from the black of funeral attire; this black represents infinite possibilities, a new year and a fresh start, maybe summer squash this time. This is her fourth spring tending to this little four-by-six plot behind the carport, and the hard work she’s put in is beginning to pay off as the years go on. The soil gets more malleable, more manageable, every year under her hands as they gain experience. Ah, experience: the culmination of hundreds of tiny lessons learned with every blister, each callus a diploma. Continue reading ‘Surface Area’

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