Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.
Our words were:
almost, bond, cheated, closed, comfortable, confusing, dead, default, easy, impossible, inherit, inquisitive, kin, lover, now, reality, skin, soul, tender, touch, wisp
Leaning back, she felt the sun on her face, the warmth caressing her skin like a tender lover.
The breeze in her hair reminded her of fingers teasing gently, ruffling the strands once bleached by the sun, but now white with age.
Her grandmother once told her life was a learning curve, sometimes confusing or leading to dead ends, but the purpose was to learn as one grew from inquisitive child to knowledgable adult. Even mistakes could be advantageous, it was all a matter of perspective and attitude.
Hugging her knees to her chest, she took in her surroundings and listened to the excited chatter of new generations. Now she was the grandmother to whom they came for guidance.
There was a difference though as these were not blood kin, a kind of package deal through second and third marriages, she seemed to inherit children by default.
She loved them all, but would she have felt a stronger bond had she birthed a child of her own?
Such dreams had never reached reality and there was a time when she felt cheated of something so natural and easy to others, yet impossible for her.
She had a lot to be thankful for though. For almost fifty years she had been loved and cherished by her partner. Truer soul mates had never been, and the richness of their relationship went well beyond possessions and a comfortable lifestyle.
Leaning back, she closed her eyes and in seconds felt the lightest of kisses on her cheek. He said he would be with her always, and she felt his presence in the touch of the sun, a wisp in the wind, and the fragility of a butterfly as it graced her skin in flight.