The Sunday Whirl


“This is a gift from the gods”, Joe said to his host McKenna, who at the time had a bear in the crosshairs of his rifle. Joe took in a deep breath of mountain air. Seeing nature up close for the first time, took out his digital camera for a quick photo and then began scribbling on his sketch pad, capturing the scene before him. He cast his gaze to the bear, apparently not bothered by their closeness. The afternoon light revealed a multicolored shine on the bear’s black fur. Joe craved a closer view, but tour guide McKenna’s eyes, and taut grip on the rifle, made him think he was close enough.


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