"I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with the nonhuman world and somehow survives...Paradox and bedrock."-Edward Abbey

26 March 2016

Outshone

She was maybe ten or eleven with striking red hair. She told me about learning about animals at a camp for dyslexics. Her voice was hushed, and a little hurried. It was obvious she felt a little awkward. At ten or eleven, who didn't? Even and especially when you have a learning disability that has fucked with some of the wires in your skull? I folded myself all but in half to lean down to her, and said with a slight smile;

"Hey, it's okay. I'm dyslexic too."

Her smile outshone the sun...

6 comments:

  1. Robbie
    These are the moments in life you'll remember for many decades to come. The instance I wrote about, the girl in the post office, sticks we me clearer than last weeks shopping.
    Cheers
    Mike

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    1. Those moments of simple humanity make me go a big rubbery...

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  2. Awwwwwwww. You're a soft-hearted old coot.

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  3. This is my favorite all-time post of yours...bless you for your kind soul

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