Wise Waters – Fay Wentworth – 1725 words (Romance)
A mother's love brings happiness and pain, and Pippa finds it difficult to adapt to an event that changes her life.
“Ask the water,” Aunt Merry used to say. “Ask the water, Pippa, and you’ll know your heart.”
Aunt Merry; I remember her now with a pang of longing as I stand gazing into the peat-brown ripples of Loch Fyne. I sit on a boulder and stare at the far mountains bathed purple and green in the fiery rays of the setting sun. Boats bob, gulls wheel, mewing, ever hungry; and the raucous call of a heron echoes through my thoughts.
I am asking the water. I peer through the clean, clear wavelets hearing the shush of reed grass at the slight eddy and I try to reach my heart, try to ease the ache of loss, to accept my life without him.
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