HE’S LOST!!!! Those words sum up all the anguish of a parent over a missing child, and we have uttered them thrice about our older son. The first time occurred at a crafts fair in Malvern when Stephen was barely able to walk. I had carried him most of the day in a backpack, and he wanted down! Something caught his attention and off he went, squirming through the crowds into oblivion. The second time, low racks of clothing in a Little Rock department store seemed made for him to disappear as if into a jungle. From sheer exuberance he dashed off on a safari of discovery.
Granade, S. Ray, "The First Sunday in Advent Malachi 3:1-6, 4:4-6; Luke 5:1-25; Psalm 46" (1988). Creative Works. 17.