Sunday, September 05, 2010

Creative Cue : Stack

This probably looks really strange ... It's a sketch of a lone chimney standing among brushy bushes. When I was a kid, an old hermit lived in the house across the road from us. He had no plumbing or electricity there. The house had weathered to black, like an old unpainted barn. Well, one summer, he died there and the house was condemned. The County officials did a "controlled burn" to take down the house. The wooden parts of the house came down first, leaving a brick chimney which stood like a tower for several more days before it finally fell. Herder had died sitting next to that chimney. Perhaps it was his spirit and energy that worked so hard to keep it standing for a few days more.

Read the full story about the old hermit.

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1 comment:

Terri Stegmiller said...

Great "stack" ideas. I like your thoughts on why the chimney stood as long as it did.