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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

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The Road Home


a walk through the leaves from Kyran Pittman on Vimeo.

Near our home, there is a boulevard of shops & restaurants he calls "the City". It is as magnetic to him as any metropolis is to a small town boy with big dreams. When it was time for the return leg of today's walk, the only way I could coax him the half-dozen blocks back to our home in the sticks was to point him toward a river of dry leaves in the gutter. Perfectly sun-cured for leaf rustling.

He shuffled through it joyfully until it ran out. Then he realized he'd let himself be diverted. "The City is gone," he said.

"Yes," I said. "Let's go home and have some milk, and a rest." I hinted that there might be more leaves just around the next corner. There were, and we did.

I wish it would remain just that easy.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jonivan said...

beautifully simple post. Always something around the corner. I used an idea you gave me (from one of your posts ("the Channel") as a line I needed to finish a song of mine. I give you complete credit for one line. The best line in the song.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jonivan said...

....and I plugged your blog in the written lyrics to the song. I hope thats OK? Its the closest thing to radio that I have.

www.myspace.com/animalsound

the song's called "to be whole"

5:32 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Jonivan, i am dying to hear it, but I can't bring up your myspace page. email me the link or add me to your friends list.

k.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Jonivan said...

http://www.myspace.com/animalsound
...a little late but here it is without having to log on...

6:05 PM  
Blogger littlepurplecow said...

This was fun!

10:15 PM  

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