Looked over my shoulder to yesterday
time passed in the blink of an eye
the people and memories faded
I never bid them goodbye
I look to the left on this day
all that there is to do
wrap arms around you dear
memory’s time, make a few
I look at the road laid before me
tomorrow’s a wide open land
promise me you will go with me
orange love covers our hands
The unedited photo of Northern Uganda shows a panorama that is rich with children, mamas, papas, grandmothers, grandfathers.
Bald Eagle photo attribution Steven Slack
deep in thought
too many lives to count
wings of gratitude
Hazy Stars and Stripes by Moondust designs Thankful for lives that have made the sacrifice for freedom.
Please enjoy more of Steven Slack's work
yesterday's memories grasped at forever's horizon
it’s amazing what six words can do.
My Random Ramblings and this is the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) Prompt “Forever”. where six words tell powerful stories.
no one could hear her screams for help
she was underwater
he had warned her
she would not capitulate
death was claiming her breath
the doorbell rang
“not a good time” he yelled
pounding on the door
this will have to wait
limp as seaweed she rose from the pool
other woman huffed at the entry
donning scratched sunglasses
time to grab her purse, towel and keys
she went out …
no distance in the sand
I love the textures that petals and sand make. It’s spring so enjoy the sun everyone.
I’m jumping in for an Art Date with
Thursday Art Day with Rain the prompt is Signs of Spring.
I had to put the cherry blossoms up for without them there is not spring. Smiles for your spring…
I sit behind closed doors. Drawing pictures of ballet dancers in pink . Crumpled piles of discards about my feet. I’m reminded of cherry blossoms in spring. They dance through the cobwebs in my head and I am outside in spring’s kaleidoscope with no Co-Vid.
Infused with sunshine
cherry blossoms kiss still waters
sparks of spring
We miss the cherry blossoms they are always so cheerful and so this week I may take a few moments and draw more ballerinas.
Hope all of you are doing well. Not sure how it is for the rest of you but I am actually happy to be home writing and creating. Most of the places where I work in hospice did a close down (which was wise) – anything to prevent a spread. Be well and write!!!
Poets And Story Tellers United
holding back spring
This gravel path is on Roosevelt Island in the District of Colombia. It’s a delightful place to run or walk without the noises of the bustling city. There is a monument to Rough Rider and President Teddy Roosevelt.
Joining in the
Which Way Photo Challenge hosted by Alive and Trekking.
For the elderly person the nexus of life can be chronic illness.
Its the one thing so many share.
My husband’s brothers all talk about the illnesses they share or how many times they go to the doctor – uggh.
Disease (doctors) might seem like the core of life but it doesn’t need to be.
What about finding new connections? My client might never have enjoyed bingo but it’s a social connection she’s now enjoying.
My friend’s father always loved machinery but his wife (with Alzheimers) needs to connect on a different level now – they love watching birds.
I like the idea that nature can be one important nexus for our aging friends and family members.
The photograph “Chains and People” (at the top) was meant to convey that sense of ordered chaos.
Hopefully a connection with nature can smooth some of the chaos away.
Thanks to the
A to Z challenge for giving us a blogging Nexus in April.
What’s your Nexus in your life???
Grandpa’s car always made that noise
leather-like seats had that smell
the doors made a special creak
chrome had a sheen
whitewalls always clean
it felt like home
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This month seems a little surreal, I thought I’d write about those cars that our grandparents drove or maybe it was your dad’s car. They took such pride in their cars. It was no jalopy.
Many of my elderly clients have a special car or motorcycle that makes their eyes shine. It might be a picture of a car they once had. My father had replicas of cars he had restored.
This part of elderly care is fun – relive good memories. Cars are an important memory for many.
Do you have any good car memories????
A to Z challenge you are classic!
photography credit: “Red Chevy” and “Green Caddy Chrome” moondustdesigns 2019