“When you’re a child, the world is full of shiny things — arrowheads and anthills, tiny skulls and frogs eggs, gopher holes and bottle caps, snakeskins, and polliwogs and strange, cool artifacts that came from outer space (maybe). You can’t grab them, touch them, taste them fast enough. Wonder is part of your daily routine.
As you grow older, you realize the true power of shiny things. The power to distract and deflect and seduce. The power to empower transcendence. The power to rob you of yourself. The power to elicit joy and madness, hope and despair, rage and resolution.”
Experience the power. CREEK SONGS (and Other Seductions), by Scot A. Simmons.