I'm posting this 200-word essay for Patrick, who wrote it in response to a prompt that was published a few days ago on the Korongo Blog. The prompt: Write about an object that holds meaning for you. Writers were told to keep it short (200 words or so), to keep their fingers moving, and to let the words flow and jot down whatever came to mind. —Sara
A BRONZE STATUE
About 1 foot high, the bronze, featuring a Mossi shepherd, triggers the memory of a night train trip between Abidjan in Ivory Coast to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso in 1989.