Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forces

I love Frank’s picture this week.

I’m a comfort monkey, true to my star sign and Chinese symbol, not exactly afraid of change, but not really happy enough to embrace it with enthusiasm, especially now.
I’ve never been adventurous, so after my divorce in 1981 and branching out on my own in a new relationship some 80 odd miles away from the parental safety nest, I surprised an awful lot of people.

Looking at Frank’s picture, this is how I felt thirty odd years ago………….. something once solid hanging on for dear life in a sea of cold unfeeling ice. It would’ve been so easy to give up, just let go, and let the tide wash me away.
But I didn’t.
A little lopsided and shaky, I stretched out my roots, gathering purchase on familiar soil with the support of my family, especially Dad and Bro who were forces to be reckoned with when it came to my welfare.
I eventually stood upright, proud of who emerged from the shivering wreck of what was.
We all have hidden strengths. I am grateful mine were forced out of me when I needed them most.

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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3 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forces

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  2. HyperchildChillmom says:

    What an amazing story behind your photo! Stay strong my friend!

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