A Man Near Magnificence
I knew Norman as Tom, others knew Reed, but all knew him as Heathorn. My son knew him as the man who had a boat with speed enough to throw his young body off. True love is what bought that house. Or true enough. Wildwood was a magnificent act, bought for his wife. He made love from mere stuff, distributing his wealth with wondrous tact. Tom, like his father Adam, named and knew matter. He said, “I could look at any built thing and know what tools were used.” Each screw, nail. Know it in a way God knows many who die, young, with a box of well-read books and hopes to give those volumes second looks.
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