A Wonderful Story

21 Mar

It’s quite a wonderful story.

It’s all about this boy who lives in very poor circumstances.  There are rats near the cans where he must take out the garbage.  There are roaches that run out into the middle of the kitchen when he stumbles to get a drink of water in the middle of the night.  He hates the roaches because he feels like they could get under his skin.

He feels he has no protection from these horrid beasts because one day his father goes to work and never returns.  In the coffin the boy sees a body that doesn’t look much like his father.  It looks more like a mannequin.  With the death of his father the boy’s mother rapidly starts to fade away.  Soon she seems to be made of paper and sadness.

The boy’s aunt comes to take care of her younger sister and the family.  His aunt has been disappointed all her life and she does not bother to hide this fact.  But she is strong and by niggling and naggling, shouting and nudging, she kept them all on some sort of track.  But rather than keeping them together, it drives them all off in a million directions.

The boy is bright and imaginative with a quicksilver mind.  But no one supports what little ambition he has. So even with all his brimming talent, the boy prepares himself for a safe and boring life.  His one bright spot is a voice deep within him that tells him one day he will make it.  The voice is quiet and hard to hear amid all the doubts, both real and imagined.  Like a tiny fairy trying to be heard over a grim waterfall.

Then one day the boy meets a girl. A marvelous, charming girl who cartwheels her way through life leaving vibrant rainbows in her wake. The girl speaks the same language as the little voice.  And then the boy’s life turns out happy.  Very happy indeed.

I love that story.

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2 Responses to “A Wonderful Story”

  1. Sioux Steinkellner August 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

    I loved this story; it made me cry Love, Sioux

  2. Sioux Steinkellner August 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM #

    I loved thi…it mad me cry. Love, sioux

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