Authors: Nancy Rue
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Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink
Copyright © 2008 by Nancy Rue
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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
— 2 Corinthians 4:18
Lucy wrote,“Reasons Why I Hate Aunt Karen,” then she stopped and rolled the pen up and down between her palms. Dad always said “hate” wasn’t a people-verb. It was a thing-verb. It was okay to hate jalapeno peppers in your scrambled eggs, which she did, and rock music that sounded like soda cans tumbling in a clothes dryer, which Dad did. It wasn’t okay to hate human beings. Even Osama bin Laden. Or Aunt Karen.
Lucy drew a squiggly line through her words and wrote below them,
Dad would say that was fine. Not that she was going to read it to him. Or anybody else. This was extreme-private stuff.
Lucy scowled at the page. The scribble messed it up, and she wanted to be so careful writing in this book. Anything to do with Aunt Karen made her mess up worse than usual. She would have to put that on the list of reasons. But she started with,
The very round, coal-colored kitty on Lucy’s pillow raised her head and oozed out a fat meow.
“Don’t worry, Lollipop,” Lucy said. “You’re not going anywhere.”
The cat gave Lucy a long, doubtful look before she winked her eyes shut, but she continued her nap with her head still up, as if she wanted to be ready to leap into the blue-and-yellow toy chest that Lucy kept propped open with a wooden spoon — for just such occasions — should the cat carrier, or Aunt Karen, appear.
Lucy leaned against her giant stuffed soccer ball, propped her feet on the blue-tile windowsill above Lollipop, and went back to the list of reasons.
She looked down at her gnawed-to-the-quick fingernails and snorted out loud.