Monday, March 8, 2010

"The Lost Phoebe"

"The Lost Phoebe" By: T. Drieser. What a sad look at what happens when we lose someone we've loved for many years. We take a mental look inwards and then project our grief onto everything that reminds us of that person we lost. The little old man in this story did just that, he saw his wife who passed away, in their bedroom, kitchen, and even in their yard. Day and night he would search for her, looking around the yard, going to her friends' houses, all the while he thought she was playing with him. Eventually he wondered far away from his home and came to a small cliff of rocks. He thought he saw his wife in the valley below the cliff, and went rushing into her arms, right off the cliff.

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