Literature is a conversation that spans continents and centuries. Sometimes stories speak to each other and sometimes they resemble each other. Sometimes they are like sisters; sometimes they are works in a series, cut from similar molds.
There is a beautiful story over on the Hobart web page this month by Sara O'Leary, called "Signs and Wonders." It was selected for the website by a new Hobart web editor, Stephany Aulenback. Stephany, it happens, wrote her own story called "Signs and Wonders" for the McSweeney's website a little while back.
Both stories are about the wonders that sometimes take our hand, like a friend helping us step across a patch of ice.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, wherever you are, and whatever it is you are thankful for.