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The Walk

The Walk

written by: Ian Fletcher


Things can get a bit hectic in our office.

But as usual, I take my lunchtime walk, going through the local churchyard on my way.

The newly-tended graves are still connected to the living.

However, I always delve deeper within, to pass the overgrown, neglected ones of a century or more ago.

Some headstones are weatherworn to illegibility; all names are forgotten.

Returning to the office, my colleagues perceive no difference.

Yet my mind carries a Buddha’s smile and I stress no more about our daily activity…

…for the dead, the long dead, have again bequeathed their wisdom upon me.

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