I Will Remember

Fall is here, and the evenings come early. I race the sun across the bridge that takes me home. I watch it filled with urgency.

When I walk in the door I slip off my trousers and take a seat on the cement stoop at the back of our apartment. This is my hour: silent, save for the humming. I wait here till I hear his keys in our lock.

My neighbor's tall thistle weed peeks over the 6 foot fence. It's the biggest one I've seen. A hives worth of bees nestle themselves in the soft bristles of the purple flowers. I tilt my head back and feel the sun. The inside of my eyelids glow red with the last rays of the day. 

I can feel night coming in around me, with winter close behind it. I can taste it in the cool undertones of the wind. So I will tuck away these final moments; keep them safe in the velvet of my mind. Winter is long, but I will remember.

This time - for the first time - I have all I ever wanted. 


(photos) on film with Pentax k1000 | the thistle bush in question.
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7 comments:

  1. Your posts like these are like drinking a good glass of merlot. A moment of sheer enjoyment on my lunch hour. Thank you.

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  2. what a beautiful post to have stumbled upon. i too carry my camera around like a tourist in my own city. i think there's something to be said for constantly discovering new bits about life and capturing scenes and moments, wherever we are!

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  3. p.s. How funny that two Bethanys commented on this.

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  4. you are an incredible writer. sigh. I was transported to your porch and loved every minute. thank you for that ;) I'm not ready for winter, but I'm with you: I'll savor every minute of autumn. and now. xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

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  5. beautiful :) I had a moment like this sitting by the lake in Toronto today... my escape from the city

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  6. Bethany Susan : I think so too! I am open to everything around me with my camera in my hand.

    a.v and Bethany : Thanks so much. Your encouragement keeps me writing.

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  7. ah, this is quite a calming post. Such a way with words you have.

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