Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sound of Silence

My family’s restaurant is packed with native French speakers. They are talking about the same thing that I’ve been thinking about all morning, Veronica. She has been on the front of the newspapers and magazines for weeks and now she’s in the news too. Another group of people arrives to be seated they chat with my mom, who acts as our restaurant hostess, before sitting in the waiting area. Everyone's forks are banging on their dishes as they eat and talk. As a man gets up to leave his chair makes three loud screeches on the floor. He is stopped dead in his tracks when my sister walks through the door smiling. Veronica rushes over and scoops me into a big hug. She is back after so many months of traveling the world to spread the word about global warming.

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