Sunday, September 27, 2015

Another chapter

A few words inspired by this week's picture at Magpie Tales. Thank you Tess.










Beyond the glass the bustling street flickers. People rushing here and there. Horns, sirens, shouts.

Noise.

Surrounding her, laughter, clinking of spoons, hiss of the coffee machine, the pop of a cork, chatter. 

Clatter.

She sits before her machine, fingers poised, mind franticly searching for something, anything. A sip of red wine.

Thinking.

The pandemonium subsides. Bit by bit, then silence. 

Stillness.

Among the swaying trees, she walks in and out of golden sunrays. Above, a fluttering white dove settles on a branch and watches her pass. In the distance, the rush of a busy stream is the only sound she hears. She sits amid the daisies and butterfly settles on her open palm.

Tranquility.

The sound of breaking glass. At her feet, a pool of red wine. The cacophony resumes. She folds her machine and walks away, smiling. Another chapter of her life completed.

Contentment.


Photo: Gerrit Photography.



22 comments:

  1. To find your tranquility in writing.. what a wonderful feeling. :-)

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    1. It works for me I thought I'd apply it to her! Thanks brudberg.

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  2. it's not easy to find tranquility midst chaos.

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    1. If you can find it then it's been worth the search. Thaks Kathe.

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  3. Imaginative, clever, evocative - and rather moving.

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  4. ... creating, imagining, the pairing of words - it does transport the writer for a spell... Lovely

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    1. It was a style I've not tried before, but hey, why be predictable?!

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  5. That was stunning writing the way you lead me through her quieting thoughts as she got into her writing. Perfect and just the way it happens! Bravo!

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    1. Oh my goodness - such praise! Thank you so much Bekkie

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  6. Ah, that's what it's like isn't it? (Glass broke in mine too.)

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    1. It certainly is. Careful where you tread!

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  7. So many still emotions perfectly captured

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  8. So much tranquility... but it seems there is a story within the story... pool of red wine???

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    1. Unfortunately, she was so far away in her other world that she accidentally knocked if off the table! What a waste. Thanks Gemma.

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  9. Tranquility.and contentment two elements of a kind. This speaks for those very sensitive souls creative in their attitudes. Nicely put Keith!

    Hank

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  10. Well done, your words are perfect!

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