Sunday Photo Fiction: Grandpa’s Picture (Fiction word count: 200)
Why again do you have that cruise-ship photo hanging?
That week at sea helped me to “see.”
What did it help you see, Grandpa?
I saw more about myself, my life direction – and later, I saw that week at sea helped me drop my anchor with your grandmother.
How could a cruise do that?
It’s a mix of things. You don’t always realize it at the time. For example, at my assigned dining table, I was the only architect with all these writers. They were bouncing ideas from their writing projects. I listened attentively. One author, Mari, was writing about partnership and how it takes “two whole” people to make a healthy couple. That stuck with me. She said people have nicks and dents – let’s see – how did she put it? So they need to lay down their heart “more careful-like.” That made me make sure I found a woman who was kind – someone I could trust. And one writer, Sylvia, was writing about emotions – she was a bit gloomy – but this Updike guy was writing about finding natural ebb and flow in life.
I was flooded with tidbits of wisdom at every meal.
That sounds really deep grandpa.
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Thanks for reading… 🙂 and next time you cruise – ask to sit at the table with all the authors – just a suggestion – ha!