Hi – it is time for another installment of Friday Fictioneers (here).
The photo prompt this week is such a beautiful image:
Here is the entry:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
Her Name was Melanie
What was her name again, dad?
Her name was Melanie. Charmaine Melanie Cline. And she was awesome.
What happens when people light candles?
Candle wax has atom chains; hydrocarbon molecules have a reaction that –
NO, dad, not physical properties of candle burning. What happens when we light candles after someone dies?
It helps us cope with sadness as we look forward to eternity. The flickering glow helps us process. The departed’s essence and light stays with us – always – even if they’re physically gone.
So it’s a physical AND spiritual thing.
Yes, son. Light pierces the darkness.
Last week, in a post, I mentioned my son’s friend’s step-mother was in hospice. She passed away two days ago.
In Memory of Charmaine Melanie (Jones) Cline
June 26th, 1971 ~ August 20th, 2018
I did not know her very well, but her name was Melanie – and she was awesome.
When the FF photo prompt featured that glowing image with candles today – it called to me to do a post for Mel.
I have said this before and I will say it again:
Life is precious, people, and we really do not know what each day will bring forth.
So let’s enjoy this day for what it has.
Let’s appreciate air in our lungs and let’s live while we are alive.
Let’s not take a second for granted.
I was not sure which song to share for her and so I went with this awesome “Live like you were Dying” (even tho it was overplayed for a while):
To see more takes on this prompt – go Here or click this blue frog: