Moving on

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

My eldest son moved to Colorado last week.

He saved bits of his paycheck for months, sold his furniture and anything else he reckoned unnecessary, packed up his used Nissan Maxima and set out for a land that is the exact antithesis of the Mississippi Delta.


In the shade of our country

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

I am 7 years old.

The evening is hot on the concrete levee in Greenville. It’s so steamy that the the fine strands of hair that have escaped my ponytail cling in a paste of sweat against the hollow at the nape of my neck.

I am greasy, from crown to feet, with OFF insect repellent and the odor of DEET can be tasted in the air.









Old souls

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

It is sometimes most disheartening to have an old soul.

It is like a mourning for things you never had and for people you never knew. An old soul trudges around inside a younger body reminding it that it is lonesome.

For with an old soul comes loneliness. For me, Loneliness is a faithful companion.






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