“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

9.20.2011

the story from the other side


i saw the truck pull up and park;
the driver is working on the house next door,
building a back yard porch,
and his truck is there every day
and i loved that ricky was getting a shout out,
some out loud love for the whole world to see.
loved it.
i took a picture real quick like before leaving the house,
then hopped into the jeep and backed out of the driveway,
coming to a stop to shift gears right next to the truck's other side.


and then i really stopped.

it was a whole 'nother story on that other side.
a story i don't know,
a story told in the fewest of words and shoe polish.
and the funny thing is, i didn't feel sad.
i smiled.
i still loved that ricky was getting a shout out,
some out loud love for the whole world to see.
loved it.

i have a feeling that ricky is somewhere loving it, too.
r.i.p ricky.
r.i.p.

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10 comments:

  1. RIP Ricky ! Here's a shout out to you !

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  2. He knows he is still loved and missed :-)

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  3. This made me smile too. RIP Ricky!

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  4. to think if you hadn't seen the other side, what a different post it would have been. i am wondering about ricky...he must have been a special guy. RIP Ricky.

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  5. Gorgeous!! Love that Ricky's heart is that precious still.

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  6. I never thought a post containing RIP would make me smile, but this one does.
    :)

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