Photo Challenge #215

Thanks to Sarah this week for the MLMM Photo challenge.
Image credit Matt Seymour via Unsplash

Hundreds of people passed the bench that day, not one thinking anything of a pair of gloves discarded on the slats.
Who would realise the hands that once occupied them brought peace to so many through music?
They could not know that those same hands tended the most delicate of flowers, arranging them in the simplest or most complicated bouquets.
Nor would they imagine those hands lovingly caress a child’s brow in sickness or an elderly parent’s face as they slipped from one world to the next.
The insides are rough and worn, a life’s sweat and heartache imprinted in the leather.
But all that is seen is a pair of discarded gloves.

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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6 Responses to Photo Challenge #215

  1. So much emotion captured. Longing, bitter sweet, and so deeply universal

  2. weejars says:

    Beautiful and perfect words for the image 💖

  3. Michael says:

    Great response Di, very touching.

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