Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Marvin Walked On Water

Marvin Melone was one of my favorite people to talk with when I was on the farm. He had been hit in the head by a horse in his younger years, and walked to church several miles away every Sunday. I often thought of us being kin, the outsider kind. The same kind of stuff that went on in his head mirrored my own nonsensical bipolar brain. Along with his other belongings, after his death I was given this photo. Several years back, I added the clipping--taken from some magazine--because Marvin looks like he could've been in Bonnie & Clyde's gang or Ma Barker's crowd. There is a country song by Randy Travis with a title that sums up my truest memory of Marvin. "I thought that he walked on water." Wayne


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