Saturday, February 26, 2011

it is worth noting what anders did not remember

This is what he remembered. Heat. A baseball field. Yellow grass, the whirr of insects, himself leaning against a tree as the boys of the neighborhood gather for a pickup game. He looks on as the others argue the relative genius of Mantle and Mays. They have been worrying this subject all summer, and it has become tedious to Anders: an oppression, like the heat.

From "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolf

Photo by Feaverish on Etsy

1 comment:

cake. said...

real answer: i moved to nyc and got a good/busy job and was being semi-stalked by an exboyfriend and no longer felt comfortable sharing details of my life with the internet. :/