Stacey Loscalzo

Jun 06

Trash into Treasure

by Stacey

Yesterday was bulk refuse day here. That means that the sidewalks are strewn with people’s hand-me-downs. Garbage too big and unusual for the garbage trucks. For Katherine, bulk refuse day is very frustrating. Yesterday she saw treasures in everyone’s trash and begged me, to and from school, to collect things.

After all the times I said no, she was thrilled when the UPS man delivered a nice, clean box to our doorstep. I let her use this box and she disappeared up in to her room.

She returned a bit later and said, “I think I’m going to take a break from being an author for today.”

When I went upstairs to figure out what an empty box had to do with being an author, I discovered the beautiful writing nook above.

Now if that isn’t the definition of turning trash in to treasure, I don’t know what is…


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