“The real and proper question is: why is it beautiful?” Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
I’ve been remembering my childhood friend Tillie and wondering how she is.
I miss her.
I met Tillie, short for Matilda, Hunsdorfer when she was about twelve.
I was about twelve too.
Tillie became one of my favorite friends. She was quiet and thoughtful. She got teased a lot at school. I think one of her only other friends was her science teacher, Mr. Goodman. He gave Tillie a pet rabbit. She named him Peter. Peter was her friend too. An especially comforting one.