Thursday, January 24, 2008

100 Word Stories: Why did you climb a tree?

Apples. Red against the blue sky, just out of reach.

It’s not just about the apples. Catch the memory – hoisting up a leg, adjusting to the architecture of a tree, looking for handholds, finding each foothold, testing it, climbing, making your small self tall. Finding a fork in the branches to perch and look around. Feeling the breeze on your face.

Choose an apple, veined in red and yellow and pink, when you look up close. Warm in your hand, crisp to bite into, sweet tart juice on your tongue.

Did you savour it all so much, as a kid?

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