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The Crack in the Universe

A bit of a dramatic title!

B found a crack in the yard yesterday, out in the pasture, and it goes on forever. It’s the one spot in the pasture that hasn’t flooded, even though it’s a low spot, and it’s flooding everywhere here, lately. A little dry crack in the ground. It’s like a drain.

He put a hose on it and ran water for three hours. Running the water that long is disturbing to me, I guess because I’m from out West. But is it a waste of water when everywhere around you is flooding?

“Look! It goes on forever!” he said. “The water just runs and runs!” Z was running around with Puppy the sheep, singing,

“We have a bottomless pit! We have a bottomless pit!”

“Turn the water off,” I said. It made me uncomfortable, but I didn’t want to admit it. It’s just a little crack in the ground, an inch wide and four inches long. It’s not like it could harm anyone.

“Yeah, I guess we don’t want to add to the flooding, anyway,” said B. I’m glad there was a good excuse to turn it off. I laughed. It was a nervous laugh. I don’t know why.

The sheep seem to stay away from that spot- I guess because no grass grows there.

3 thoughts on “The Crack in the Universe

  1. There was a Doctor Who episode about this, I think. Beware!

  2. There might be a cave under there!

  3. … or a portal to the underworld!

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