Who could forget that terrible haunting poignant scene when a be-bearded and lean Tom Hanks cried out: “Wilson? Wilson! Willlllsonnnnnnn! I’m sorry Wilson *sob* I’m sorrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy….. WILLLLLLL iil iill illl soo ah-ah-ah onnnnnnnnnn WI I-il I-il I-ill soo ah-on ah-onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! *SOB*! WILLLSONNNNNNNNNNNNN!”
And poor Wilson just floated off in the South Pacific.
Well, he has been found! In our own Western North Carolina mountains, Haywood County, Lake Junaluska! Washed up by the recent deluge rain. How he made it here is anyone’s guess . . . oh the stories Wilson could tell!
Now, sadly, he’s been on the skids – as evidenced by the empty whisky bottle, the filth he’s living in . . . and it seems he tried to alter his appearance and change his name; but! we know this is our Wilson, and perhaps the restorative nature of our Great Smoky Mountains will enable Wilson to bounce back to his former self. Perhaps he will help clean up the mess he and others have made to the beautiful lake.
Oh happy day! Wilson has been found.
We will return to our regularly scheduled blog posts later . . .
(PS -two things I forgot–first! Angie Ledbetter and I want to post again our Shop with our Online Artists and Artisan friends (and our local community vendors, booksellers, etc!). Check out her site, and also, here is the LINK to my blog post that lists places we can do our holiday, or any other kind of, shopping!
If you have books on your mind, don’t forget the indie booksellers, like my own wonderful BelleBooks/Bell Bridge books. And as well, a small indie e-book seller that has, among others, a collection of stories perfect for halloween – published by Drollerie Press — BUMP IN THE NIGHT. I have a story in there, but mine doesn’t compare to the other writers–they have a better handle on writing “scary” stuff that I do, but it was fun being included in the anthology. Check it out – let’s support the small presses out there, our blogging community, and our local community vendors!)