Monday, March 31, 2008

On the Spirit World

I began to suspect he didn't know what he was talking about. I said, “How can he be my twin? I thought he was my light knight, and the thing that nights the light.”

Without the least hesitation he explained, “ He looks like your shadow, and he looks like the thing that nights the light. But really he's your twin.”

“I get the picture,” I said sardonically. “I had this twin brother, born when I was born, but nobody in the hospital saw him come out so he just snuck off and . . .”

“He wasn't born when you were born!” cut in Bill Bob. “He died when you were born. And he's born when you die.”

-David James Duncan, The River Why