All seeing, all knowing

Image credit; Pisauikan@ Pixabay
(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows an old woman whose face is deeply lined. There is a faint smile on her face)

It was hard to tell her exact age. Some said if you counted the lines on her face you could calculate it as you would a tree, and she’d laughed.
She’d been here forever.
Even the oldest resident said she had been old when they were a child, some believing she was a kind of god in her own right.
She knew what you were thinking before you had it straight in your mind, knew what you were going to do before you even stood up, saw what lay ahead without even opening her eyes.
And those eyes…………….. bottomless wells of inky blue, with just the right amount of sparkle and devilment to keep you on your toes.
She would tell you stories of the past, careful not to give the age game away, but enough to make you wonder if she had ever been young.
Everyone looked to her for advice and guidance, she was the eldest of elders, and the Mother of all Conscience.

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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20 Responses to All seeing, all knowing

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Your story is as beautiful as the photo 💜💜💜

  2. Sadje says:

    This is really great Di. An intriguing lady. Thanks for joining in the challenge

  3. I would love to see this woman’s reaction to what people write about her! Your description of her is so lovely!

  4. I want to go talk to her. Lovely story.

  5. Chris Hall says:

    What a wonderful word picture! She’s certainly proofing to be a great character 🙂

  6. Pingback: Sharing responses to this week’s challenge, WDYS # 52 from; Di, Melanie and Regina – Keep it alive

  7. Msdedeng says:

    Very pleasant read, thank you 🙂

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