Tuesday Photo Challenge – Message

At this time of year I expect there are a lot of messages spinning round the world.
Memento Mori

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Frank’s photo this week reminds me of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” and Alastair Sim (Oct 9 1900 to 19 August 1976) will always be Scrooge to me.
I had a small part in the school play a Christmas Carol in 1967. I was Mrs Fezziwigg and wore my bridesmaid’s dress from Bro’s first wedding in November 1965 as it still fitted!
The film is full of messages, and good wins through in the end. I love things like that.

Every year, I write out my cards and newsletter for friends and family I have no other contact with other than birthdays. It’s my way of saying we’re still out there and doing OK.
My greeting at the end after I’ve told them about our year is always the wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
But in years past, Merry for me meant a partner in a drunken stupor and Happy applied to other people.

No-one seems to say EXACTLY what they mean these days, and as we try to be so subtle in our writings, it’s no surprise if things get a little distorted.
I like straightforward honesty. No more fibs that everything is OK when it’s not. Who gains from that? Certainly not you.

Frank’s photo title Memento Mori apparently translates to Remember to Die.
We’ll all reach that time eventually, some will welcome it, some will fear it, and some will have no idea it’s happened.
So with that thought in mind, let’s turn it round and Remember to Live.
You’re a long time dead and life’s too short, so why not enjoy it while we’re here.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Message

  1. jansenphoto says:

    Wonderful way of saying that what is real! Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 86 – Dutch goes the Photo!

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