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The evening is spread out against the sky and pick up some Del taco for dinner wealth.
To night there
beyond our town past the sand wastes in the scrub lands, sits the old general store and
can cabin style a frame with box windows and covered patio on the porch there.
It's a swinging bench and upon the bench, sits an elderly man, his face crumpled
like a discarded letter,
his eyes like tire tracks, hidden beneath the shady brim of straw, cowboy hat
The old man holds a block of Elmwood decisive
potato in his right hand, and it is left a carving jack.
He whistles away at the knot of wood shavings off small corners, making detailed lines and indentations the wood
is all his world and this world disquiet in his lap on his bench.
On his patio before.
This general store amid the scrub lands past the cen wastes, which curl about night veil, like the gentle but calloused hands of a father holding a new born.
As the old man riddles whistles.
At summits with no words, but all those from here. The notes know they are about loss that they are about loveliness,
no one hears those notes. Not yet
No one sees the old butler nor his general store far out in an uninhabited stretch of desert. Not yet if they
did they would wonder how in old general store, which was not there? Yesterday was suddenly here
today, a shop that, by all accounts at whether decades of abuse of heat, wind and isolation, they would
Here he said song and
universal language of wistful sorrow would hide from them their understanding of time.
Let's have a look now at sports.
This Saturday night, the night veil, high school scorpions basketball team begins the district tournament, the scorpions
having finished the season eighteen to earn the number one seed this year, but face some tough competition in their bracket.
In the first round tables
battle, another basketball team. This is logical because
Spectable tournaments feature other basketball deeds, but the other basketball team is considered weaker than the night, though scorpions, because a series of accumulated numbers indicates this is so, should the
scorpions make it out of the first round and into the semi finals. They would like
the battle the number for seed nature, a tougher
a job to be sure as nature is unpredictable and ubiquitous nature.
Style of play is best described as capricious and random, sometimes showcasing an array of flashy skills like sunny days
The line, lakes and authors, but nature
is a locked down defensive force with effective momentum, stoppers like lightning, quicksand and poison ivy.
And in the final phase
it's to compete for. The title are night Veil high school verses themselves. Perhaps the toughest
and all of them all as each play
We must confront their harmful secrets, painful pasts, and
because nightmares themselves.
These are able to match the pace and power of night bills offensive and defensive sets, and we expect an excellent game.
Good luck, scorpions
stays the scrub lands are absent of humans, unapproachable and hostile. Today is not most days
as a line of night bill, citizens has formed outside of the general store to see the old wit learn. His would menagerie parrots ask for
because of their children with his work and he only whistles and nods nearly imperceptibly. It could almost be in
operated as a slight twitch of the neck rather than in affirming nod, but in time
rotations grow liberal when want is high.
Fathers and mothers. Snap pictures on their phones of children, excepting gifts of wood, figurines from the old man, the kids stare into the
in black ellipses that pass for his eyes, searching
The charming smile of elderly approval, but instead seeing
Every single constellation of the night sky inside slid, says thinness missiles and, as black
The star these
for expansion of the universe cannot be fully understood in words or even human thought, but it can be comprehended in the eyes of the tanned wrinkled, stranger
the old wizard does not charge a penny for any
his work. He does not smile nor accept them.
You thank yous coaxed out of the young ones by their manner minded handlers. Norton
Do you accept requests children
have many mascots, he arose and cartoons that they love to possess VIII, a keepsake totems, and they repeatedly
asked the old man for whittled representations of their favorite things like Pokemon CARE,
bars or even TED,
anthropomorphic cars or even TED Allen, host of food,
works, long, running, cooking competition chopped, but the old whittler, only
arms what he cards and
tiny horses little
boys, old, tiny wagons, armadillos tigers, tractors, almost anything you could think of
he finishes: sculpture of Koala Baron hands it Amber TV.
Looks at her. Husband was levy,
who is holding their sobbing screaming sixteen month old, baby flora. The couple smiles together, never knowing that these Bolsa Koala is every
they could have ever wanted beyond a loving family. Wilson begins to cry. The simple beauty of this craft amber begins to cry of the feeling of being understood and young flora stops crying ass. She fawns over the six inch tall antipathy and marsupial cartoon,
actually gnawing eucalyptus leaf. The whither. Also carves people speak
human figures. Yes, like fire fighters and ballerinas and clowns, but also
actual people. Harrison Kip told the old man he wished to be happier in his own skin and the old whittler grabbed Harrison's
cheeks and brought Harrison's round soft face before his own crinkled countenance and Harrison screamed.
He screamed in fear of what the old man was about to do. He also screamed enjoys anticipation, and the two screams were discordant, like adjacent keys, pressed simultaneously on a church organ, the old whittler pressed his knife against Harrison's Chin and began to move the blade back using the force of his thumb and the trunk of his forefinger. He repeated throughout Harrison's assenting and defiant shouts and after a few moments, Harrison stopped yelling and stood his jaw squarer his nose dinner and longer his shoulders broader.
And ever soon the whittler
Yeah carving houses routes
city buildings. They were larger than the Koala, much larger, for they were full sized renditions of these things. He slice
and saw the way at block after block of Red Oak Hackberry and beech wood.
Forming new arteries of city travel, whole blocks of residences and even
cultural landmarks and then use and the town
in a single late morning began to expand
into the distant and uninhabitable
scrub lands of our desert. Let's have a look now at horoscopes
an I bury yourself in your work today. Gemini pile
that garbage high and rest. Your weary head beneath its odorous put comforting, wait cancer
no more, MR nice guy cancer. Today
You are MRS disinterested Lady get out there and
be uninvolved in everything LEO
The talk of the town LEO word
The word is about you and it is juicy like a rare steak
like a blood orange juice,
two thousand and eight couture. Will you should
Your what they're saying Virgo
You are not what you seem to be Virgo. You seem to be
like very shrub overreaching prickly,
Really you are a human squishy and small
continue to be the thorny fruit bearing Bush, though Libra use,
seek balance Libra, but
you are a lopsided as a wealth. Disparity graph in an economists classroom share your worth.
Tribute your value fairly and compassionately Libra
for the villagers, sharpening
or tools Scorpio, hey, Steve Love, you pal
such a serious
rapacity in relationships is going to be your downfall. Sagittarius Europe
Obsidian Monolith Tower
over everyone absorbing all light, except the faint reflection of those who want to know what glows inside your stony facade, you don't have to
he diamond Sagittarius or even courts. Just try for salt Lake. Ok, I think you can achieve that
Capricorn, o the games you play Capricorn. You
wicked Little sea goat
you naughty caprice, ocean dweller, with your horns and scales, vexing
with your riddles and labour
the logic the star
His offer no advice for you Capricorn only
envious: praise Aquarius
put your money where your mouth is, but one
that money, First Aquarius, it's been in so many other people's mouths. Ever since we
did jolly ranchers as legal currency. Pisces,
you're swimming Upstream Pisces figurative,
speaking, of course, mate get
where human who does not need to actually swim upstream for food or a mate, get out of the meadow
Oracle stream and avoid the damage you're going to do to your body and soul, except for you tell him you're what
Chuck, who is literally swimming upstream. I dont, like you, TIM,
because you are eating my tulips. You can drown, Aries fake it till you pretend to make it areas.
Taurus, don't hide your feelings. Tourists frame them display
ostentatiously on the wall, melt them on plant.
Behind velvet roped, stemmons curate and exhibit of your feelings, Taurus charge admission.
And now the news
the night fail City Council deliberated today on whether the old whittler in front of the old general store in the scrub lands was friend or foe to our town.
Those voices arguing in favour of the old man, celebrated the huge municipal expansion he was creating so quickly onto undeveloped land.
New infrastructure would have taken us dozens of years and millions of dollars to deploy, and he is a key
Pushed it all in half a day,
these voices all said in unison, plus they added
He whittled a little army man for my kid, a bracelet for my wife and a sweater for our cap. Its everything we ever wanted
send invoices, and they were few, could only argue that he failed to acquire proper permits for any of this construction little
an outdoor vendors licence which is mandatory even for giveaways. Accepting restaurant
promotions and milk
very dispersion of Kim trails.
The many voiced, uni bodied creature, that is the city council puffed in nearly unanimous support for this old man.
He said whistling is pro
whittling and his beneficence
to our city,
did, you see, said three
the voices that inside the general stored, there's everything you could ever need: cans boxes, shells counters
walls, it's amazing
Everything is carved from us
no block of wood and it's all connected
no glue were bold sore, rivets anywhere he's.
Left hand concurred for other voices. How does he
then find single blocks of wood. That huge wondered is so low voice allowed, whatever
the entire city council, roared in unison, that old man is a superb whittler
and no financial news, every everything's, fine, it's just dandy,
Thank you for asking
I'll back to our top story out
the scrub lands and entire wooden suburb has gone
from the withered hands and sharp knife of the old Whistler, who has
first time today moved from the porch of his general store
He stands now upon a stage around platform at the centre of a great amphitheatre which he pressed.
Carved deep into the cracked red rock of the desert floor. The p
good night will gather and sit on would plank rose, which curve in a semicircle around the old man on the stage each person
in attendance foods
her hands whittled object given to them as they entered the audience, Spain.
The items are all different, esoteric and unique. Each item and unexpected gift of the whistler each item, the very thing they have
always wanted, even if it was never what they thought they wanted. They hold gently their presence,
protecting them with their very lives. The whittler with his straw.
Still sheathing his key all eyes and River Bend mouth stands before the people of night veil who sit in an arena of his own, making each cradling a beloved statuette of his own making
The old man reaches out and takes the hand of his bride,
she, of course,
of his own making as well she's car
the weeping cedar her veil,
entirely would somehow translucent and her son
Powerful eyes are faintly visible. Behind the intricate work of the whittler blade
the old man whistles once again and the crowd whistles along with him.
They know the sun. Now ITALY
of the word Lis dirge and the notes of loneliness spread across the scrub lands to them
They know every word of the wordless dirge and the notes of loneliness spread across the scrub lands to the mountains edge and echo back in the key of hope with a lilt of contentment and satisfaction. They will only be happy when he is happy, and he is indeed happen
as the whittler clutches the hand of his newly carved betrothed, the clouds part ravine
The happiest thing of all the weather
in the vote,
And so in huge embroideries,
in three minutes drugs.
Gave me into space and then once again and went in
In this regard,
in the night then said in a day, man ran back again and then, when I was in the air, we breathe
you can see.
In the vote?
in so doing.
Into the scrub lands, I went
so already as happy as I could ever be. For I was with my own true love, my husband I join,
To see the whittler for myself as an effort of journalism, a
of interesting events.
I wanted for nothing. My happiness cannot be improved
you ve got to be a trick of the eye, but from the distance I could see
there are more than a hundred feet away and through a mass of thousands, greeted me
with a nod so unobtrusive. I believed it to be
the trick of the eye, but from the distance
we see the hold of the universe in those dark eyes under dark shadow behind the final violet of sunset. I knew he meant me.
Listen, I stepped to the podium and the old man
opened his palm to reveal and original carving. Just for me, I had hoped
as a nintendo switch, but it was
see, plea, Corliss,
like a child on centres, lap, cooed and asked the old man for a superconducting super collider and the old
Whittler, his burlap cheeks heavy, with gravity in history reached into the breast
pocket of his purse: snap shirt and
Carlos a tiny we didn't rose,
Carlos out his ruse to his chest, and I may see plain the Hitler.
The hand again of his bride and gazed upon her
prevailed eyes met by his boundless stare. They stood like that for more than an hour, not speaking.
The only sounds with the circuitous chirping and the crowd whistling
but the two faded
and soon only the cicadas cut through the silence of a still desert twilight and one of us
Larry Leroy stood and walked onto the stage
He touched the old man shoulder the old man
did not turn he did not speak. He collapsed into black ash, then his brow
then the seats beneath us it all gave way.
then the buildings and roads and even the general store turned into ash. Finally, every one of our objects dissipated, like your bittacy, almost free from Haiti's a gentle.
Breeze arrived to sweep our hope away.
We returned home
with occasional whistles of the whistler's too.
Once again in a sad lonesome key are cherished gifts,
old ourselves were nothing more than bottles ephemeral. However,
they were mere things, not love, not family,
not true joy. They were objects, toys, props distractions,
They were everything we have ever wanted because we could hold them see them touch them
We can no longer do that, but we can,
Remember what it was like: the roof of the wood against the soft of our hand,
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