Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Country boy's compassion


"I told that dead Steller’s Jay when it was going to rain, and I didn’t want it to rain on him, so I moved him up by the house where he would be warm, and I put him up on that box so we wouldn’t step on him and make him deader.

"And that dead Steller’s Jay just dozed by the house in the sun, and I made him a cozy place and I’m going to put him down for a nap. And I’m being really quiet so he can rest. And I have to be with that Steller’s Jay if he’s all alone. And when I come in Squeaky can be out there by him so he won’t be sad or cry because no one is with him. 

"And I know why he is dead! Because he wasn’t eating. Or... maybe I shot him with my gun!"



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1 comment:

GretchenJoanna said...

This catches at my heart! It seems that at this point the child still has tenderness toward God's creatures and a gravity about death.