Friday Fictioneers: Rainy Day Thoughts

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Rainy Day Thoughts


Wave upon wave, rolling forward, ebbing back; the clock ticks.

I look at these photos and count the times I’ve remembered a moment, long gone: you a babe, suckling from my breast, safe in my arms; you on the arm of your father, given away–– the years marked in precious moments. So many photos, so many memories, of babes, of children, of young adults all grown now, and a life that has been full.

Wave upon wave of sorrow, of joy, of contentment, and angst, of moments come and gone, washed up on my shore.

(word count: 95)

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Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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28 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Rainy Day Thoughts

  1. Amy Reese says:

    Beautiful and moving, Dawn. The time just goes and goes and we hold on to our memories.

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  2. plaridel says:

    it’s the cycle of life. well done.


  3. Mike Lince says:

    The emotions you expressed overlaid on the passage of time remind me of something a counselor once told me. ‘We are not meant to always be happy.’

    That may sound counter-intuitive to what we were taught. However, if we were always happy, there wouldn’t be any time left for all those emotions you wrote about, and they are just as important to our range of experiences. Thank you for reminding me of that. – Mike


  4. Dear Dawn,

    As a mother I say, “Amen.” Beautifully written.



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  5. Beautiful and poignant emotion caught in lovely prose.

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  6. wmqcolby says:

    Oh very nice and beautifully rendered, Dawn. The sentiments all came together, almost like a song. Awesome!


  7. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Love this, Dawn! Sweet, poignant, waves.


  8. I feel your own story told… the joy of life moving, and the pain of separation.. with the waves being a relentless clock…


  9. gahlearner says:

    Beautiful and emotional, a bit melancholic but also uplifting. Only a rich life has so many happy and sad memories.


  10. michael1148humphris says:

    This is rather philosophical … And great.


  11. Lovely, Dawn, using the waves as a metaphor of the memories of your life. Well written as always. 🙂 — Suzanne


  12. A beautiful reflection Dawn. Beneath all the snippets there was an underlying completeness that gave it strength

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