Welcome to the weird and wonderful, confusing, sad, empty, full, blizzard of ______.
The rake survives
The leaf blower makes noise while the rake sleeps.
The leaf blower wakes crying children from their naps. The rake sends happy dreams their way.
The leaf blower gets cranky and breaks. The rake is picked up again by a boy of 8 who has fun with the rake, playing in the piles of leaves, aware of the birds chirping, enjoying time outside without thinking of his video game collection inside.
The rake is brought up at dinner "I don't think the leaf blower should get fixed" the boy said.
This boy was special. Although he was denied, he kept at it his whole life only ever using a rake to take care of fallen leaves on the ground. If you believe in something so much that you never give up, you are a rare individual who will leave a much greater footprint than you think
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