Wednesday, September 25, 2019

One Little Extra Detail

A friend from my hometown emailed me and reminded me of something I'd forgotten about Mrs. Poling.

When she told you a story, her bright eyes would catch you first, which immediately commanded your attention. Then, she'd lean in a little and lower her voice, like you were her co-conspirator. Every story, no matter how small, felt like the greatest secret in the world that only you would know.

It was absolutely charming and utterly wonderful, and she had that effect on everyone.

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