Friday, November 19, 2010

Yellow Maple

Like a leaf on the wind, you came into my life unexpectedly. So brief was our encounter, that any outsider would think it almost inconsequential. Your spirit remains with me even now, when I look at the trees or a meandering, muddy running stream. You were always bright and happy, helping anyone who needed it; the embodiment of kindness.

But like the yellow autumn leaves turning brown during a sudden winter frost, you withered and died, leaving me empty. I never did tell you that like beautiful fall foliage, you brought light where there was an ever-present darkness. Thank you.

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  1. wow. this is really well written and I just read that you teach kids in the inner city of N.Y. Ok...that's another wow.

  2. Thanks Yvonne.

    @Sarah- thanks so much. I have been teaching in the city for 12 years now. Surprisingly, it doesn't feel that long. I truly enjoy the career path I've chosen. Thanks for reading.