Jacob’s Ladder: Snow On An August AfternoonAug 29th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Editorials
Through the haze of a hot August afternoon, I look through the screen door of the old white house my family lived in. Off in the distance, in usually lush meadows, with the greenest grass on God’s green Earth, I see it blanketed with snow. Instead of more snow falling, however, I see the snow lift off the ground and fly heavenward. I realize it was just egrets, commonly called cowbirds where I lived in Monticello. As May had slowly crawled towards June, August was now racing head-on for September and a Labor Day date with the Jerry Lewis Tel-a-thon and the thing I hated most in those days, school; more specifically, middle school. I hated the gawkiness of adolescence, the fights with other boys that puberty caused and the unrequited crushes on all the girls. I hated Math class, I hated Home Ec., I even hated gym class. I loved to read, but I didn’t even like Reading class. If I had my own choice, I would have gotten my own education by staying home and reading on my own. Looking back now, I realize how anti-social I was during that time, and although it was a painful time in my life, I thank God that I went through it. There were actually teachers who cared during that time, as there were all through school for me. Looking back through the screen door in my mind, out towards the pasture that was my life, I see that what I thought was snow on a lush green bed of grass was actually beautiful birds which lifted themselves off the ground and flew heavenward.
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