I watch a good friend from church – metal detector in hand, a treasure hunter. On a good day, his canvas bag fills quickly of assorted coins, rings, medallions. Sometimes even wristwatches turn up. He spends hours walking back and forth like a pirate searching for his remaining buried pieces of eight. But is this profitable and worth hours searching, I ask. “Of course not,” he says “but look, here – an old class ring and worn wedding band. Devastating loss.”
I stare perplexed wondering, no gain, why bother then.
trinkets fall by the wayside
kind gesture restores
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