Monday, July 11, 2005

a few pennies more

Would you buy a penny for a penny? Even if it was 'odd'?
Would you pay more? A penny seems so unbelievably small to me...what can a penny do for you? If you need to collect one hundred of them to give yourself a dollar, and you can't buy much at all for a dollar (except maybe half a load of laundry in the washer), what role does the penny even have anymore? Have you ever dropped a penny and not even bothered to pick it up because it is so worthless? Have you ever seen a lucky penny on the ground and decided that it is not worth the energy expended to bend down and pick it up? I feel bad for the pennies. But I am embarrassed to pick them up. Aaron always picks them up. "One penny closer to Cuba!", he will say. Every time. I am so lucky to be so close to such a person.