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Encyclopedia Entry: F by Sarah Habibi

Encyclopedia Entry: F
by Sarah Habibi from Lincoln High School
Published in the 2007-2008 WITS Anthology I Once Was Young and Strong


Fingers. We all have them. Well, most of us do. And the cool thing is, they’re not all the same. There are long fingers, fat fingers, short little stubby fingers, and strangely squared fingers. Our phalanges are. I think our toes are phalanges too. Now that would be strange if they were switched. Fingers on feet. Toes on hands. I love the elegance fingers add to some hands. They just make the hand seem to flow, even when stationary, there on your wrist.

Forever is something I try to avoid. Why would you want anything for forever? Is that how you say it? For forever. Or is it just forever. In any case, I don’t want to live forever. What about love forever. I don’t know. That seems like a promise that few can keep. Someone is eventually going to die. What are you going to do then?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I have to think about the letter F? Frogs. Frogs are usually heard, and not really ever seen. People usually have to look harder than they want to to actually find one. I think of the frog poster that used to hang in my room. The one of the frog with the big, red eyes. Not scary, red eyes. Eyes that make you stare and wonder what they see.

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