Photo Challenge #361

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The tears flowed silently, but she was as ready as she’d ever be.
This had been their dream, to travel, see the world, and capture as many unique moments on camera as they could.
The camper van was reminiscent of their first meeting, her unknowing he was actually living in it at the time. Together they had painted it with flowers and petals, setting off on their adventures with little other than optimism, the basics and a few dollars.
The tiny globe had been stuck on the dashboard as their talisman. Dreams could turn into reality if the timing was right. The weather hadn’t exactly been kind, but at least the van didn’t leak.
The paintings were originals, insomuch as she had tried her hand at something new to earn a crust to replace their supplies and keep them on the road. These three reflected her interpretation of the sky, water and flowers on their last journey together.
She was surprised he had kept them.

It was months before she felt she could play the cassette, to hear his voice and wishes for her to take one more journey to scatter his ashes, the camera at her side.
His instructions were quite precise, and she wriggled her toes in the stripey socks enclosed in this precious treasure chest, crying all the more because he knew she suffered from cold feet.

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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13 Responses to Photo Challenge #361

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Stunningly beautiful 💜

  2. murisopsis says:

    All the feels and all the tears….

  3. Sadje says:

    Lovely story Di.

  4. What a sad, beautiful story. I’m not crying, I just have dust in my eyes.

  5. NEKNEERAJ says:

    This is beautiful. You captured a lot of details.

  6. Cara Hartley says:

    Beautiful, bittersweet memories.
    We never have scattered my father’s ashes. They’re still on the shelf at my mother’s house. We always said we’d do it but the time has never seemed right.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

    • The family was there when we scattered my Dad’s, but we couldn’t get there for my Mum’s. I like to think hers were scattered under the same tree.

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