The Leap
Updated: 2/23/2021
The Leap

Storyboard Text

  • She walks slowly through her house here in New Hampshire, lightly touching her way along walls and running her hands over knickknacks, books, the drift of a grown child's belongings and castoffs.
  • I owe her my existence three times. The first was when she saved herself.
  • Harry Avalon had wanted to be buried in the circus cemetery next to the original Avalon, his uncle, so she sent him back with his brothers.
  • I owe my existence, the second time then, to the two of them and the hospital that brought them together.
  • Once my father and mother married, they moved onto the old farm he had inherited but didn't care much for.
  • I was seven the year the house caught fire, probably from standing ash.