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Afterword to "Is Anybody Home?" ---Jan. 8th Article

 


The AFTERWORD to the Story below: Today, the stranger who's now become a sort of friend. I saw her on the road today. I running; her driving on Park Avenue. A section that was desolate at the time as I had just turned onto the road from a side street going North. As she drove north I ran on the south side, running defensively (as is the unwritten running rule) going north. She slowed and called my name out. "Jody..." Me: "Hey Leigh!" Leigh, "I've been reading the book you gave me. It's great!" I replied, :"Oh I'm so glad."

You know it's kind of funny, sixteen days ago I hoped my book on Gratefulness would cheer her up. Perhaps she could reflect on how much she is loved by others. Because that was the purpose of my giving her one of my books.

And as tired as I was, thinking earlier in the day that could barely eek out a three - five mile run. At that point today I was about six miles or so into the run. I was dragging. I ended up running twelve miles. My longest run in about ten weeks.---Jody-Lynn Reicher

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