‘I Was Enjoying Dinner Alone on My Favorite Boulder in St. Nicholas Park’

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Dear Diary:

Another summer evening was just falling, and I was enjoying dinner alone on my favorite boulder in St. Nicholas Park.

It’s a coveted boulder, flat and good for sitting, half-shaded by tall trees, with a sweeping view of the park below.

It’s rare to find it unoccupied, and sure enough, a group of preteen boys soon wandered onto it, lazily swinging baseball bats, chatting and spitting with all the practiced showmanship of boys their age.

I smiled a little, feeling passing…

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