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Is That a Journal?

Tue, 20 Dec 2011, 10:35 PM (-06:00) Creative Commons License

She wore a white sweater and had a pink scarf wrapped around her neck and a fuzzy coat with leopard-like spots. She turned to him as he sat in the window seat writing in a small, gray notebook.

“Is that a journal?” she asked.

He set his pencil down and turned to her.

“Yes it is,” he said. “I’ve kept one for a long time, but I don’t write on paper much anymore.”

She smiled and said, “I don’t keep a journal.”

He nodded.

“You write like my son,” she said. “His letters look just like yours. And he’s left handed, too.”

He looked down at the mechanical pencil in his left hand: Pentel 0.5mm with 2B leads.

“Is he an engineer?” he asked.

“No,” she said. “He’s an architect.”

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