Chapter 43

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Mitch reflected on the strong, constant, and majestic trees.  Whether he was going to be out in his truck this morning to catch their splendor did not matter, they were still going to be there.  No matter what was said or done today, the sun would shine on the tallest pines, and the Japanese maple would be pleased with whatever light was received.  Since there was no breeze, they would stand silent today as they did this morning.  He watched the trees until he heard the truck’s engine change tone, signaling the vehicle was warm enough to drive.  He switched on the heater and pulled out of the driveway.

Mitch’s mind was no longer cloudy.  He felt refreshed and clear while he drove the pickup along Willow Lake road with the sun through the trees and the radio off.  Inevitably his mind began to wander.  He wondered what Abby was doing in the city.

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