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  • Like any good reader, I try to lose myself in the story. I become the protagonist or
    sometimes the antagonist. It’s what makes a story come to life for me. So when I read all the stories on Cowbird, I go through a plethora (love that word) of emotions. I try to hold back and go on to the next story without a pause, but it doesn’t always work.

    The anger and futility that build up in me after reading one of Tony’s or Margaretta’s stories needs time to fully process through my system and be released. If it’s possible to love and hate a story at the same time I do. Love the story and the tellers. Hate the pain they are going through.

    I’m not a very religious person like Fred, but I do believe in a higher power. I call it a force (kinda like George Lukas). I believe we come from it and return to it in the end. Like Kiki, I didn’t come to my belief lightly. I’ve been both a heathen and a deacon in a church at different stages of my life. I don’t recommend either.

    If I seem to be rambling, I got lost in my train station of thoughts. Isn’t funny how you start out wanting to say one thing and while typing it 4 or 5 other trains leave the station? It’s like having a foot on shore and a boat that’s leaving. You have to jump one way or the other to stay dry. See what I mean? Trains, boats, what’s next? Airports and Planes? Today I don’t seem to have the discipline to be a writer; merely a storyteller.

    Maybe tomorrow.
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