She's like a book in the library. One of those old books, with a canvas cover, greyish blue or rusty red, and simple white text on the spine. No one would grab her at first glance, like the shiny, showy covers of those new books. But inside her seemingly drab or common cover, she is a classic. A remarkable story filled with strength and weakness, love and loss, happiness and sadness, but ultimately, a hope that has kept her alive for decades. She may be passed over by most for the shallow new bestsellers, but when the time is right, someone will have the pleasure of opening her canvas cover, greyish blue or rusty red, and discovering the classic that she is, astonished at what everyone has been missing.
A Book in the Library
January 12, 2011