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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tantalizing Tuesday - Life or Death

Good day to you all, and thanks for stopping by again.  This is where I choose a picture and then write 200 words inspired by said picture. I am pleased to say I hit the 200 mark on the head. :-)

So this is my picture this week.





Ever been in a position where the whole of your life depends on your next move? I have. I’m at that point right now. I look to my left. The long train line running straight with trees hiding it from the rest of the world. I watch the leaves blowing in the breeze.

How I ache for my purpose to be so simple, yet so vital. Without the trees, there could be little life. Except without me. Well life would just go on. Someone might be sad for a while, but they’ll get over it, move on. Sadly in time, they will forget.

I look the other way, the view almost a mirror to the other side. It’s so quiet. Then a bird chirps at the top of the tree in front of me. Another one off in the distance answers its call. Life, can it really be this simple?

I listen out for the faint hiss to come from the tracks. Nothing. That’s just typical. I step closer to the track to make certain. There’s nothing coming. I look to the sky, “give me a sign,” I beg. I wait for a reply. Nothing but the birds. No train.
 
Well that's it from me, I hope you enjoyed this. Don't forget to leave a comment and stop by at all the other authors participating.
 
 
Until next time, take care.
J.P. Stevens
xXx

20 comments:

  1. Very emotional and evocative. Great!

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    1. Thanks Michaela. Good to see you again. xx

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  2. Very powerful and written with real emotion

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  3. Lovely, thoughtful and emotive i really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you Gemma I am so pleased you enjoyed it. :-)
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  4. I understand his dilemma but I hope he takes solace in finding comfort of the trees, sky and birds to realize there's too much in life to throw it all away.

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    1. :-) I think the sign, or lack of in this case, will be followed. Thanks for stopping by Pablo. xx

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  5. I can't comment. I'm trying to, but this... wow. Speechless. Wow.

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    1. :-)))))))))))) You have no idea how much your comment has encouraged me more. Thank you so much for the big confidence boost. xx

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  6. I really... really enjoyed this piece where I kind of feel the hesitance of taking a chance. That's all what it is, taking a risk in life. Very good one JP.

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    1. Aww thank you so much for stopping by and commenting Ray. xx

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  7. Sometimes the sign in life is the lack of one we expect. We can project too much instead of letting life unfold like the petals on a rose as it blossoms with with beauty and answers. This was beautiful; clearly a dilemma of important dimensions is at hand. Better to stop and enjoy what we do have at hand that force the train. Marvelous, JP, very thought provoking:) xo

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    1. You hit the nail on the head to my kind of thinking Muffy, fantastically put, thank you. Thanks for stopping by. xxx

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    2. Thought provoking. We shouldn't expect too much from life and enjoy our journey. Wonderful teaser

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  8. Thank you very much Naomi for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  9. And that was his sign. The birds answering one another as the symbol of life and the train, the symbol of death, being non existent. Life is worth living. Change your thought process, dude. Learn to enjoy what you have. Great teaser, J.P.!

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  10. Exactly, so glad you go it. Thanks very much for stopping by and commenting Leann. xx

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