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That solitary cave man
I want to lay a thousand blessings on the lonely people haunting this neighborhood, with their searching eyes and open mouths, hands that have forgotten how to grasp and every heart as empty as the 2nd of January. I want to remind them of the promise of each sunup, but platitudes redeem no one at the bottom of a well. What the lost people need is a rope to pull them up and a bucket to carry their spirit home in. I have no rope or bucket and, indeed, very little spirit of my own. But I will not insult the lonely with banality. I will give them these thousand blessings and continue on my solitary trek.
This cafe of solitary souls
Robert Penick, Louisville, Kentucky
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