I will share with my writer's group!
Thanks, Allie! We don't have any cnf or artwork/photography, but we are thrilled to receive any and all submissions.
Please accept the attached the original, as yet not published two short essays written by G. David Schwartz - the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue (1994) and Midrash and Working Out Of The Book (2004) Currently a volunteer at The Cincinnati J, Meals On Wheels.
His newest book, Shards And Verse (2011) is now in stores or can be order on line.
Names are not real people.
Thank you for accepting the enclosed,
G David Schwartz
Fingers Stuck In Your Ear
G David Schwartz
When I was young … well not a baby, thought my sister called me that a number of times, I loved riding my bicycle. I could sit on the flat, slightly padded seat and move my legs around and around and that way travel along the ground.
While riding a bicycle you could, but it is really not recommended to stick your fingers in your ears. The motto is "Two hands on the wheel so you are ale to feel the fresh air flowing past rather than you falling on your past." That being so, I was are not to ever stick my fingers in my ears while my hands were to be on the wheel which steers, or past tense, the wheel which stole. Not even if I could hear my sister yelling at me.
My grandfather, a very wise man, told me I ought not stick my fingers (nor anyone else finders) in my ears because they may get stuck. I took his advise for a long while with the result that I nearly went deaf at the Beatles concert. I should have turned the remote down, but at the drag strip it was not able to tune the noise off or lower the sound.
But let me end by staying this short thought. You can not save your hearing by sticking fingers in ears, yours or anyone else's.
There must be a better was to wipe the grease off of your fingers.
Gravel is a literary journal edited by students of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.