“You can’t do it that way!”

“Stop, Kick! Put down the machete. You don’t dig for chicory root with a weapon,” Pa says, shaking his head. “Use your digging stick.”

“Okay, Pa,” Kick answers. “I guess there is a reason for every tool.”

“Look, Kick, your machete is chipped.”

“Hawks,” swears Kick.

“You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. We aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism along the poles of the world. “

Ralph Waldo Emerson ‘Compensations’

Published by ady80braun

retired k teacher, mom

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