Apart from the Herd


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The others sat in clustered clumps of clattering clowns, their erect aspects silhouetted by the decaying urban sunlight and trumpeting their intent to follow the herd, be upright, join the group. She sat apart, her back to them, slumped over her solitude like an unloved jewel, never realizing she was not apart from, but in front of the herd.

Rockville, Maryland, 2010