She smiled at Trenton.
"....But I think I've found a creature that you do not like!!" Johonna finished, "Me? I love snakes!! Oh, I just wanted to pick her up.... But she slithered away too fast!!"
He picked up a small rock and threw it into the Salmon River. Then one, two, three, four.... Trenton's rock skipped across its rushing waters!!
Trenton had remained silent the entire time as she expressed her raw thoughts, feelings, emotions and anger. At last he spoke up.
"'When life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right in the face.' Those words have encouraged me countless times!!"