It was the middle of spring but the garments she wore resembled those of midwinter. A gentle breeze stirred the leaves, but she shivered, the breeze like an icy knife slicing her fading skin. A trip to get the mail was an everlasting journey, a book and quilt a heavy load. Though her body was feeble, her mind and heart were strong. She reached her weather-beaten hands and for a moment a golden ray of sun rested upon her hunched figure. A sigh of relief escaped her cracked lips. And seemed to spread across the morning, the lightening sky began to glow with the arrival of a globe of golden light, the mountains in the distance, once dark stood a striking purple against the green of the lawns. Yet the woman gifted the sight merely a glance before hobbling back to the comfort of her home. She had seen it all, the mountains, the oceans, the sun, the sky. She had seen the beginning of time and the fall of Rome, Da Vinci's works, and the wright brothers plane.
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