Wednesday, May 22, 2013

On a Wednesday

Here's a short story for you:

It was nothing like he had expected.  One hopes, of course, that the arduous hike to the top of a mountain will be rewarded by grand vistas and the feeling of accomplishment.  As he reached the summit,  his entire body trembling from exhaustion, his skin burned and flaking with salty residue from his sweat, he looked around for the grand moment, that feeling that he "had arrived."  Instead, he found a five year old kid staring at him, bug-eyed,from her perch on a rock and a crowd of tourists tumbled loudly off the elevator, pulling out their cameras to click, click, click.  "Oh, it's so pretty up here!"

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