Requiem

Requiem

October 1, 2013 |  by  |  Story  |  No Comments

For thirty years an elderly couple in my community would daily walk the narrow country road near my home. Early in the cool of summer mornings or bundled up on winter afternoons, they took their walk.

Thirty years is a long time and this is a small community. So unless someone moved here ten minutes ago, few could miss seeing them at some time or another.

What made their ritual so memorable was not their commitment to physical activity or their consistency, but the way they did it: hand in hand.

The simple image of this couple – both in their late seventies…

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