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PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods
Time to grow
The metal glistened in the first rays of the morning sun. All was quiet and still. As she looked around a memory of her father came back to her.
He had, very gently, unwound the wire from the top of the fence and had fashioned it into a spiral to protect each sapling.
The trees had flourished. There was no other sign of life.
He had never mentioned barbed wire fencing. He made no reference to hostility or conflict. His focus was on new beginnings, on growth.
She remembered his actions. So long ago. But they enabled her to hope.