The Word Castle

RDP Tuesday: WORDS

Abandoned house
Matteo Montaperto2019

Corbi Lemmi used to wave the bank statements under her nose, ” if we hadn’t eaten out on Tuesday we could have bought new curtains for the living room window! ”

His wife Emelyn  set aside some money and a few weeks later she went on line and found some curtains and showed them to him. ” We can’t put up curtains until we get new windows put in! ” Corbi scolded her.

So she abandoned the curtains and figured out a way to get new windows put in and he said, ” We can’t get new windows until we get new gutters! ”

The windows were never ordered and the gutters were never hung because Corbi insisted the house needed to be painted first.

Corbi would demand what needed to be done to make their home right  and  Emelyn would try to comply and of course nothing was accomplished  because something else always needed to be done first .

One morning the lights in her head all flashed on and  Emelyn realized that nothing needed to be done.

On that morning she was looking through her cracked curtainless living room window and she realized that curtains and painted walls and new rain gutters didn’t matter.

Their house  had bueen built by an expert and it’s walls and foundation were firm and sound.

Emelyn  and Corbi were wrapped and swaddled in the sound of Corbi’s voice and the words – the many words he hammered into her skull and drilled into his own  with  the dedication and precision of a master carpenter- had built this sturdy and imposing fortress, complete with a moat

it was their very own Castle of Words.


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