Muse: A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.
Today’s muse is the older man standing in line in front of me at the grocery store and wherever his thoughts were taking him. With a look of annoyance he was rearranging the magazines.
Here is my story:
Wilbur let the frown take over as he straightened out the magazine rack. The customers before him obviously didn’t have any respect for something they weren’t going to buy. Magazines in the wrong slots. Magazines shoved in slots sideways and bent. Sheesh.
When him and Sammy read the comic magazines at the Super Drug they respected the opportunity to read for free and Sammy especially loved to organize and straighten the comics in the rack after the other kids scrambled it. Wilbur especially loved Sammy, his little brother and best friend.
Mr. Albert, the pharmacist, sometimes gave Sammy a dog eared comic or two as “payment” for keeping the rack organized. Wilbur smiled as he straighted out the last People magazine and slid it into its slot.
My hero and today’s muse, Wilbur and his brother Sammy.