Good evening to my plethora of readers out there! I hope you all are enjoying spring now that our rainy days are coming to an end. For tonight’s short story I decided to go with Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path”.
It seemed fitting with finals coming around the corner and most college students. I find that college used to be a representation of the best in the world. A place where knowledge was sought and shared from all corners of the globe.
In this story we have a woman who walks miles, encountering danger and humiliation, in order to get what she needs for a special person in her life. Completely and utterly selfless, courageous, and valiant.
“She looked straight ahead. Her eyes were blue with age. Her skin had a pattern all its own of numberless branching wrinkles and as though a whole little tree stood in the middle of her forehead, but a golden color ran underneath, and the two knobs of her cheeks were illuminated by a yellow burning under the dark…’Doesn’t the gun scare you?’ he said, still pointing it. ‘No, sir. I seen plenty go off closer by, in my day, and for less than what I done,’ she said, holding utterly still. He smiled…”
I implore you to take the time, with a morning sip of coffee or a glass of wine after before bed, to read this marvelous story about a woman who embodies the best kind of person one may encounter in life.