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DARBY’S; A

PAPER BAG STORY by T. Lohmeyer


DARBY’S; A

PAPER BAG STORY by T. Lohmeyer


MY NAME ISDARBY’S ,

AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT IS STAMPED ON MY SIDE. I’M A PAPER BAG. WHILE YOU MIGHT DISCARD ME FOR THE WAY I APPEAR, I PREFER TO BE VALUED FOR WHAT IS INSIDE. I’VE BEEN A LOT OF THINGS TO MANY. HERE ARE A FEW ...


LONG AGO I HELD A GROWING MARBLE COLLECTION FOR A BOY WHO ALWAYS SHAREDTHEM WITH NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDS. HE WAS ALWAYS SO QUICK TO SHARE WHEN HE HAD SO MANY.


I’VE HELD A SCHOOL LUNCH FOR A LITTLE GIRL WHO PAUSED AND SMILED IN A NOISY LUNCH ROOM WHEN SHE SAW HER LUNCH MADE WITH CARE AND A NOTE FROM HER MOTHER WRITTEN WITH LOVE.


KITTE


NOT LONG AGO I WAS A PART TIME PLAY HOUSE AND A FULL TIME FOR SOMEONE’S . I’M SURE THAT KITTEN IS GROWN NOW AND PROBABLY WOULDN’T FIT IN ME THESE DAYS, BUT I DO VALUE THE TIME WE WERE AND THINK OF HER OFTEN.

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FRIENDS


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I WAS A SIGN FOR A BOY WHO NERVOUSLY ANNOUNCED HIS LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I WAS PUT ON THE SIDE OF A POST FOR SO MANY EYES TO SEE. I WAS NERVOUS, BUT HE STEPPED BACK AND LOOKED AT ME WITH SUCH PRIDE THINKING OF THE ONLY BROWN EYES THAT MATTERED.


I WAS EVEN A PIRATE HAT ON A LONG VOYAGE AT SEA. IT WAS A JOY TO SEE HOW A LITTLE MAN LEARNED THAT HIS IMAGINATION CAN BECOME WHO HE IS AND WILL ALWAYS HOPE TO

BE.


THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES THAT WEREN’T SO , TOO. I MET A MAN WHO WAS DOWN ON HIS LUCK. FOR A WHILE I CARRIED ALL THAT HE OWNED—OLD PHOTOS AND CLIPPINGS MAINLY, BUT THEY SEEMED PRICELESS TO HIM. HE WAS WORN DOWN BY TIME AND HIS GOODSPIRIT WOULD LEAVE HIM FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT HE SEEMED MORE LIKE ME THAN ANYONE ELSE I HAD MET.

GOOD


TODAY

I’M OFF TO COLLEGE AS A VERY CHIC BAG FOR A YOUNG SHE STANDS WHEN OTHERS SIT AND SHE WALKS WHEN OF ALL SHE HAS A COMFORTABLE STRENGTH IN WHO


INDIVIDUAL.

LADY WHO LOVES BEING AN OTHERS RUN. SHE’S KIND AND THOUGHTFUL, BUT MOST SHE IS AND BECOMING. I’M SO HAPPY TO BE WITH HER NOW.


I

CAN’T ALWAYS CONTROL WHAT HAS BEEN PLACED IN ME–HOW IT TRIES TO DEFINE ME. HOWEVER, I CAN CHERISH WHAT IS WITHIN ME AND HOW I TREAT THAT PART OF ME. I’VE FOUND THAT WHAT I VALUE I NEED TO HAVE VALUED BY OTHERS AND... THAT HOW I AM, REFLECTS WHO I AM. I’M A

PAPER BAG.


Darby's; A Paper Bag Story  

A children's/adults book about valuing ones self through the experiences of Darby's, a paper bag. Making complex emotions tangible. Respecti...

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