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#WritePhoto Flights Of Fancy

June 29, 2017 , , , , ,

flight of fancy

flight of fancy

Her troubled mind had conjured up some frightening scenarios. She sat for hours wringing the hands that had once been so productive and accomplished. Her memory played cruel tricks on her as she tried to survive without her husband.  Ernie had taken care of certain aspects of life that had always been a mystery to her.  Although my grandparents ran a farm together, sharing the heavy work load, my grandmother was in the dark about the family finances.  When she became a widow and could no longer stay alone at her farm it had been sold. Her life of relative freedom came to an end.  She lived in institutions or at her children’s homes, never really settling.  She missed independence even though she could barely manage daily tasks without a great deal of assistance.  She disliked the feeling of being a houseguest, or even a child, of her son’s family.  She had lost her matriarch status, and had to defer to her daughter-in-law.  This life in suburban Pittsburgh was foreign, and cold.  She rarely went out, and when she did she was fearful, even with her family.  She lost her ability to relax. Anxiety was her only companion.

When the sun set she sat in the back yard in silence.  This time to herself was spent every day engaging in bird watching.  She had little sensitivity to human emotions, but was tuned into nature like a trance.  She could feel the spirits of each bird soaring.  Their playful flight brought a rush of feelings from her youth, from her most sorrowful, as well as her brightest times.  She could sense that her own spirit was close to a threshold.  She sometimes thought her spirit left her body and explored the sky above her for a while.  As darkness fell the caregiver arrived to guide her into the building.  Her lightness of being vanished as the door closed behind her. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day she finally takes off for eternity.  She feels as if she has already spent an eternity here.

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This fiction is written in response to this week’s photo prompt from Sue Vincent’s Echo.  Join us each week to read, write, or submit your own take on the Thursday prompt.

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An all too common tragedy, I fear. Poignantly told, Pamela.

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Sue Vincent

June 29, 2017

Thank you Sue.

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Pamela Morse

June 29, 2017

I remember watching my grandmother’s world contract…and then my mother’s. I fear it’s not too far down the road for me also. It would be nice if we could write a better ending for ourselves. (K)

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memadtwo

June 30, 2017

Funny you should say that. I was inspired to use my grandmother as a subject this week because I am listening to “The Power Of Memoir” which is about just that..healing through writing memoirs

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Pamela Morse

June 30, 2017

I enjoyed reading this and thought it quite a sad piece, understanding it as someone in one world yearning to be free in another.

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pensitivity101

July 1, 2017

Thanks, that is exactly what I meant to portray. I appreciate your visit.

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Pamela Morse

July 2, 2017

staying in one’s own home or in familiar surroundings is relaxing. but not many people are so fortunate to experience it.
http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/07/flight-of-questions.html

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kalpana solsi

July 4, 2017

You are right. These days they all go to institutions..Thanks for your visit.

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Pamela Morse

July 4, 2017

Realistic!

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Reena Saxena

July 6, 2017

I liked the last two sentences and the different perspectives on “eternity”.

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frankhubeny

July 6, 2017

Love the photo! It’s very interesting.. and the text you wrote is most interesting.. very engaging!

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Thanks Sue

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Pamela Morse

July 1, 2017

Thank you Sue

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Pamela Morse

July 6, 2017

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