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LAce Posted Monday, October 30th, 2006
Nature Lesson
Miriam N. Kotzin

“Mommy,” Gretta asked, “how did the trees get those scars?” her eyes darkened with worry. “Are they like people who get hurt?”

“They’re all right,” I said, “That’s how they grow.” She’d been pointing at the birches.

“Oh,” she said, “OK. If that’s how they grow.” She ran off, satisfied, her doll tucked under her arm.

Just like people, I thought, hoping she wouldn’t have to learn too soon.

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Posted by Nonnie Augustine on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 at 7:37 AM
Spot on, Miriam!

Posted by jocelyn johnson on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 at 12:08 PM
impressive, inspiring brevity! Jocelyn's Stories

Posted by Norma Trent on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 7:07 PM
Thanks, Miriam. Short and to the point.

Posted by Sharon Hurlbut on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 6:25 PM
Beautifully pointed, Miriam!

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