Story The old main at the bridge
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I really feel for the old man who is so concerned for all his animals. He tries to convince himself that the cats can fend for themselves and the birds will fly away. We know that death is creeping into the situation both for the old man's animals and very likely the old man should he be unable to cross the bridge. The old man has a sense of hope to him; that shred of hope that we all cling to regardless of the facts and odds. This rings true for me. The old man reminds me of people I have known; indeed the old man reminds me of myself as well.