Monday, July 20, 2015

In An Old Store Window

I'd venture a guess that the store owner let the Scouts set up a window display some years ago. Now the store is closed and some of the windows panes on the side wall are broken, letting the birds fly in and out. A lantern, a square knot, a fishing pole, a couple of arrows, an old pot over a small pile of wood, the U.S. flag, a t-shirt and a handbook. It was detritus when it was put there, cast off bits of Scouting equipment that people didn't need anymore.

I wonder how long it's been there, this echo from another time, I wonder when the last time was that anyone really looked at it. I stood there this afternoon for several minutes, overcome by memories, then took the best picture I could with my phone.

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