Nov 22, 2017

Moving

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


I hate to move. Oh, if I could just be a minimalist instead of a forty year old with a teenager’s emotional attachment to junk. If I wasn’t so lazy I’d photograph that monstrous prom mum; put it in an album, and leave another gaudy offering in the landfill.

I museum heartbreak in little dusty coffins so crumbled I can’t even read the ink headstones peeking out among my shoes. Wait! I remember that necklace. It was a fourteen year old’s equivalent to a promise ring. David was so cute. Hmmm, with a little better packing it would all fit.


34 comments:

  1. Dear Susie,

    I'm pleased to see you back for another week. It's so hard to let things go, isn't it? That might be why that closet looks the way it does. ;) Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. If it wasn't for my wife, I'd probably have a ton more stuff, but to be honest, there are some items I wish I hadn't gotten rid of. Guess it's a matter of perspective on what is "junk".

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    1. Yes, one man's junk is another man's treasure. I had a whole collection of Beatles memorabilia my husband placed in a shed and rain ruined all of it. I sure wish I had that back!

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  3. So very accommodative of the nostalgic past!��

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  4. Great word-smithy.

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  5. "I museum heartbreak" is lovely

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  6. Yes, I liked that "I museum heartbreak". I suspect the closet will not be much different after her little journey down Memory Lane. Her mood might, though. Nicely done.

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  7. 'Museum' as a verb is very effective. I can relate to the sudden change of heart from 'I must get rid of this' to 'it would be a shame to throw all this away!'

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    1. Isn't it just and the immediate clash with heartbreak which seems so private and elusive

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  8. Wowww! Love your descriptions, Susie!
    Fabulous storytelling, once again.

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  9. How do you know what will finally be precious to you? But how can you keep everything? " I loved the phrase "heartbreak in dusty little coffins". Good meditation.

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  10. Let it go! It's just stuff, that's what I would say to her. But nice story.

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    1. I am sure that is what my mother would say. Thank you!

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  11. Enjoyable story - I had to re-read the 'museum heartbreak' line a couple of times to make sense of it but that's probably just me.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thank you... I am a poet so I often turn nouns into verbs.

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  12. Little dusty coffins is a neat line.

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  13. I love the descriptive language you've used. A lovely way to tell a tale.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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  14. Oh, if only I could be a minimalist instead of a fifty-something "collector"... loved this.

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    1. Thank you... I am actually a sixty something collector.

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  15. But memories are tactile and not just a photo... I think we need those museums sometimes. Love the way you tell it.

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    1. Thank you.. It is nice to hold a bit of history in your hands.

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  16. I museum heartbreak...
    cool new verb, I like that sentence especially.

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  17. Love the way the voice winds through this tale and the delightful little turns of phrase throughout!

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