Here’s the first installment of a new occasional series, “Storytellers,” This is an installment of our occasional series, “Storytellers” – short stories, essays, and poems from metro Atlantans. 

Randy Osborne co-runs Carapace, a monthly gathering live storytelling without notes in Midtown Atlanta. We asked him to share a story about springtime, and he told us this quiet, thoughtfully-paced tale of surprising connections with family and strangers—and the bonds that exist beneath the surface.  

Broadcast version of story that aired March 13, 2012