LONGLEAF STORIES

full circle in the hundred acre wood

Butterfly on stone. Butterfly on stone. Evanescence. Beauty. Fragility. The seemingly solid qualities of stone. A butterfly’s life is short; always the lesson of metamorphosis. Does a butterfly have any awareness of where it has been or where it is going? A stone wall’s changes may be slower, but every day chips flake off like …

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I know a real estate broker who continues to use a photo in her newspaper ads that was taken thirty years ago.  It might work if she never met her prospects. Makes it much harder to establish trust. We wear the years in different ways. I see something in my eyes, a weight, a fatigue,  that …

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“One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Most of them will die of something else before the prostate cancer would have killed them.” The urologist sat on a swivel stool and looked at my husband, who was perched on the edge of the examination table.  “But here is where it gets …

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She reminds me of an old four star general, marching reflexively to distant cannon fire and preparing for battle with a ferocity no mere civilian can grasp. Thanksgiving is coming, and there is an eighteen-pound Butterball to be bought, defrosted for three days and reconstituted as a living symbol of perseverance. I’m only 62, a …

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