Anxious to escape the emptiness, I head out to seek company. Her place is warmly and carefully decorated: sofas, coffee tables and plants arranged in cozy clusters.
Colourful photographs of damsels and dragons, movie posters and modern artwork line the walls.
It’s been here since 1906.“The kids had to touch it. Flowers wanted her great-granddaughter, who just moved back home, to see the place nearly every child in Monticello had enrolled in at some time.“We had everybody’s kids,” Flowers said.
But its current condition is enough to make her cry. She grew up in Jefferson County and knows Monticello like the back of her hand.
Still, it's hard to disguise the obvious void that has thrust Jefferson County on the state's bad list for school districts. She stooped down to touch the sidewalk."See that little purple thing,” said Flowers.
As Sirmon continued her rounds and pointing out businesses that had gone under, she parked in front of a white house with chipped paint and rickety steps. She pointed to a scrap piece of glass embedded in the cement.
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There was a pause in the conversation, and my friend—normally a very buoyant woman—said, “We could sure use some hope right now.” We sure could.She used to swell with pride when talking about her sleepy town, known for its annual watermelon festival and the Monticello Opera House.“I’m trying to sell Jefferson County every day, but I can’t sell it to people with children,” Sirmon said. A mood at once gay and solemn is born in the soul when it first discovers a path to light out of the dark cavern of the body, and is made aware of wide realms to travel in with a higher order of beings as companions After booting up and getting online, I sip my coffee while I wait for the community to finish loading. My screen fills with the rooms of my house and I see myself standing expectantly at the living-room door.Locals claim that inside a dark cavern called the Dragon's Throat is a forbidden Door that brings certain death to anyone who tries to open it.Armed with the knowledge that God is more powerful than any legend or curse, Jay and Lila plunge down into the Dragon's Throat, determined to find out what awaits them on the other side of the Door. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors.