First Line Friday: October 23rd, 2020

Dylan Hughes is our host for the fortnightly First Line Friday Challenge.
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Your line for this week is:

If winter is death, surely, red-slashed autumn is the wound that brought it.

‘If winter is death, surely, red-slashed autumn is the wound that brought it.’
It’s an interesting thought, but wounds can be healed. The colours of autumn can indeed look like blood stained canvases, but beneath those warm russet colours, Nature is rekindling her spirits, and woodland creatures hibernate through the cold months, not die, though some may perish as the seasons are confused, food is scarce, and Man is destroying their natural habitats.
As the snows cover and freeze the ground, life beneath lies dormant, but when Spring comes, it is reborn under warmer skies and shoots of greens and yellows. The landscape changes yet again, perhaps the scars of autumns past are still apparent, but it is not the end, just a Pause in time.

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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6 Responses to First Line Friday: October 23rd, 2020

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    That’s lovely Di

  2. but it is not the end,
    just a Pause in time.

    Exactly Di! We are to look forward to the impending good times ahead and not dwell against the inconveniences in between

    Hank

  3. murisopsis says:

    I live this simile!

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