red neck love 22 May 2014


In the midst of so much uncertainty, like the rainbow, love can be heard in many different ways: in the blackbird strutting his colorful red wings to attract the female, in the warm breath ruffling your hair from the horse who wandered over for some head scrubs, in the ultrasound photo texted to you showing it is a girl, in the black lab sitting on your foot as you talk to the neighbor, in the boy who even in this day and age asks permission from her father before he asks for her hand, in the notes left by students in their writer’s notebooks thanking you for a good year in school, in the young man reaching out of his hurt with the words “I hate you” but which are a plea for belonging, in the shaky patience of waiting for the grumpy stress of the day to work out of him before the kiss of greeting, in the popcorn popped and finessed with salt and butter and a good tractor video, and most recently as we’ve been collecting a few cast iron seats, in the “it had hearts so I had to get it.” What would you add?

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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