|Posted on Jul 01, 2012 02:28:35 AM | Don Pettit | 10 Comments ||
Today Gardener and his crew will depart in their seed pod; the replacement crew is ready to carry on in their place. He is wearing his space suit undergarments. Not too stylish but functional. He gave all of us an extra long smell. His nose twitched with the slightest tickle from the leaf hairs on little Zuc. He said that what will be is for the best. It has been a wonderful journey; one chapter is closing, another is opening. He had tears in his eyes, not just a small drop at the corners but a pool that was making him blink. He reached up and turned out the light. In the frontier you should not be afraid of the dark.
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