Thursday photo prompt: Cascade #writephoto

Another lovely photo from Sue to whet our inspirational appetite.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a hidden waterfall, surrounded by high rocky banks and trees, cascading into a dark pool.
She came upon the waterfall completely by chance.
They’d argued and needing to be alone, she walked out saying she would be back, but not sure when.
Walking had always been good for her nerves and getting her thoughts together. She’d walked this particular path several times, but always turned back at the pub. This time she carried on totally lost in thought.
The sound of water alerted her, though there was no visible source. As she turned a corner, everything seemed to slip away to reveal the beauty of a waterfall and a pool below. Being so totally unexpected made it all the more precious and special.
She could see no path down to it either on her side or the other, so sat down on a tree stump to savour her surroundings.
It was as if time had stood still save for the sound of the water kissing the pool below, becoming part of it, the source of it perhaps, but a continuance of an entity in constant motion.
Her life was a bit like that, bumbling along and then suddenly familiarity was stripped from beneath her and she fell, only to be embraced by something else.
They had been together a long time, had seen some happy and sad times, heartbreaking in some instances, but they’d weathered the storm and got through it all.
They had changed, but most importantly, they had changed together, closer in their unity as one, not two individuals.
The argument had been over something trivial, but erupted out of frustration and all proportion. She could see that now.
She got up and turned to see a familiar figure walking towards her.
She waited, then walked into his open arms.
‘You found it then,’ he whispered against her hair.
She looked up into his grey eyes and saw herself reflected, swamped with the love only he could give.
‘It’s beautiful here, but I’ve never seen it before.’
‘Sometimes,’ he said ‘ we don’t know of the beauty that’s on our own doorstep. When we find it, it’s like starting a new chapter in our lives, though we don’t know yet where it leads.’
She smiled and kissed him.
‘Let’s go home.’

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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19 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Cascade #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    This is a really lovely piece, Di. ‘Together’ isn’t always easy… but it is precious enough to grow into.

  2. Nima Mohan says:

    This is so cute. I loved the ending Di 🙂

  3. Sadje says:

    Really lovely story Di.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A little bit of space and nature can work wonders 🙂

  5. Lisa Coleman says:

    What a nice visual and certainly the way I’ve felt on many hikes. The release of all negative energy seems to be swallowed into nature if you let it and you can see the beauty right in front of you. 🙂

  6. It’s often the best medicine

  7. Carol Anne says:

    Beautful! I loved your take on the photo prompt di! xoxo

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