What’s in Your Backpack?

Beautifully written and thought provoking! Thank you Dinkel Island Small Talk 🙂

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When Ed Heygood and Stan Grayson dropped their fishing lines into Tranquility Bay, Ed pulled up a grungy old backpack.  They pulled away the seaweed and wiped off the mud.  It had obviously been in the water a long time.  Inside they found  a lot of money that became the subject of speculation and more around Dinkel Island.  Much of the story in Return of Bliss turns around that issue.

I thought about that recently when our church was collecting backpacks for students at a nearby elementary school.  What those backpacks will contain is books, paper, pencils–and maybe even someone’s lunch–things needed to function during the school day.  The old backpack at Dinkel Island contained not only the money, but deteriorated items of clothing, and what appeared to have been paper tablets all smushed together.  What had once been something functional  for someone, had now became a curious mystery.

It occurs to…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. noblethemes says:

    Yes it IS beautifully written. I not only enjoyed it, but it inspired me to begin some unpacking, AND to pen a poem along the same lines! 🙂

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    1. artmaker29 says:

      I’m so glad you found this helpful. Sometimes just a different way of seeing something expressed serves as a nudge forward.

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