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Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. The Best of the Ink Spots. As suddenly as she said it, she was quiet. I stood there for a while to hear a commentary or explanation, but she just sat there staring at the wall. I could tell she wanted to smoke from her bowl and so I left. Instead it settled inside me like a riddle to be puzzled over, something a graybeard knitted his brows over or the maid considered silently while making the bed. The rest of my summer was taken over by the utterance. I sat on the banks of the Tennessee with my fist on my chin, like any good Romantic, any future depressive, and thought about it.
The chimneys jutting from the river were like white flags. The rusting bridge over Nickajack, a testament to decay. The moon, a witness, blushed white and silent. But above all these considerations, that is, the central nexus of my young, rambling mind, was Moby-Dick. It was an old barn, the wood long since grayed, and the roof beams high overhead. The floor was covered in straw, and the sunlight, as the morning passed to noon, filtered through cracks and shingles like splayed, golden fingers. Cedar and horse dung and sweat woke in the warm light. Saws were nailed to the barn walls and ropes hung from beams.
It was mine, my task, my responsibility. If I did nothing, Moby-Dick walked in a circle with a growling stomach and shit-studded hooves. When I brushed her I always used long, light strokes. I only wanted to stimulate the skin, not the muscle, as one might in a person. I sometimes tapped my fingers, using both my hands, on both her sides and between her eyes.
One such morning, after chores and checking whether my parents or neighbors would see me, I put her grazing muzzle on, untied her, and led her onto the foggy fields. It was a gray day, and the leaves were wet and colored emerald green. The misty morning hugged us when we stepped outside her normal, sad path.
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She offered no resistance. When I stopped, she stopped. My arm was practically above my shoulder; she could have easily yanked her neck upwards and ripped my shoulder out of its socket. But she wanted to be with me. We walked silently, observing our surroundings. We went along a familiar path that led around a copse of trees and across a different stretch of the creek. I fantasized about riding her again, but this morning seemed different. She seemed disinterested, subdued by some instinct, or what have you.
We walked and suffered the fog; it became thicker as we journeyed on, until it was difficult to see where we were going, or where we had come from. Presently, two fuzzy, hovering orange lights were in the distance. When one orange light moved across the fields, the other orange light followed closely behind. I noticed the orange lights had rifles, and were men. The fog around us seemed more like smoke, and we were lumps of burned-out ash in a bowl, the orange embers floating in the distance.
I remember feeling my pulse quicken and freeze in an instant, my knees trembled and were light. Moby-Dick could die at any moment, it was certain. Or they could shoot her on purpose. Suddenly, a shot rang out and a bird tumbled through the fog and bounced on the ground a few feet away. A merry-tailed dog barked and bounded through the grass onto the bird.
He saw us, growled, picked up the bird, and ran back to his owners. At high noon on a particularly hot summer day, I caught my mother spraying Moby-Dick with a water hose. Moby-Dick stood dumbly at the far edge of her leash, her head jutting out toward freedom. I leaned against the vinyl siding and watched.
Probably she was stoned out of her mind; this is the sole memory I have of my mother doing anything. I stiffened and jumped across the driveway and into the creek. He watched her from beside his van. She just kept up her slow, oscillating spray. After a minute, I walked over to my father and stood beside him.
She was talking to Moby-Dick. I only caught fragments. She sounded childish, like she was speaking to a baby. And other like phrases. My father breathed in a deep breath, through his nostrils, looked down at me and nodded. The summer passed and the leaves covered yards, fence posts, and doghouses. I spent my mornings feeding Moby-Dick and my evenings reading.
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It was the season of pancakes and cider, cinnamon brooms and flannel. Peyton Manning was throwing touchdowns to Peerless Price. One afternoon I was walking home from the bus stop and I sensed something in the air.
My parents sat on the porch in two green metal rocking chairs. I waved and they waved back, but my father just sat there smoking his churchwarden and looking toward the ground. My mother had her usual calm, happy face about her, her hangdog brow and excited lips. My father puffed his pipe and looked away from me. I ran around the house, my boots rubbing my ankles. The tetherball pole was empty, and the metal latch clinked against it. Enviada por Klyvia , Traduzida por Marco.
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