Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TOMORROW

Courtesy: Renee Heath


The atmosphere was serene, the horizon was splashed with hues of pink and purple. She sat quietly with her husband and kid, mesmerized by the beauty, listening to the silence; dry sand massaging her feet, warm desert breeze pressing against her chest.

Time stood still; she felt she spent a lifetime in those moments with the anchors of her life.

Tomorrow, the tent and the chairs will be empty; only to be occupied by someone else. But, she was glad that she understood the reason for this change and impermanence before her last breath.


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54 comments:

  1. Very well written, but I have to ask, how does she know she is going to die?

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    1. I have left it to readers interpretation!
      In the end, we are all going to die! This realization makes each moment precious.
      Or you could think she is terminally ill and has come for one last trip with her family...tomorrow she has to be back!

      Thanks Violet for liking ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Oh how sad - but at least she will have this memory during her last days.

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    1. Yes, we humans are various memories put together!
      Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. You've written that poignant story with artistry. The words "dry sand massaging her feet, warm desert breeze pressing against her chest." are a wonderful foreshadowing of the grave. Kudos!

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    1. Thanks so much for showing your appreciation Penny ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. One wishes to holler "NO!" But death comes to all of us, and how much wiser to meet it calmly. Good story.

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    1. Yes birth and death are a part of life. If we have this realisation, we can live each moment to the fullest.
      Thanks Linda ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Sad but a lovely way to spend her last moments; with her family, a warm breeze, beautiful sunset, listening to the silence. Nicely written!

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  6. Dear Kislaya,

    Such a bittersweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Dear Rochelle, Thanks for reading!
      Shalom and Namaste๐Ÿ™

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  7. Maybe she is unwell and will leave soon. It is tragic to know that she wont be there to be with her family. sad.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-wigwam.html

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    1. It is tragic of course but this is a part of reality.
      Thanks Kalpana for reading.

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  8. It feels as if this woman was visiting this moment in time in her memory as she lay upon her deathbed. Sadly realized.

    https://stuartnager.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/t-p-fridayfictioneers/

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    1. Yes it is open to multiple interpretation and that could be one!
      Thanks Stuart for stopping by.

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  9. So very bittersweet...
    Best she take it all in and create one more memory for her family.

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  10. Ohj no... so sad that she had to die... but what a lovely sky to say goodbye to

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  11. Nice experience can come with right mindset. Nice story.

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  12. "dry sand massaging her feet, warm desert breeze pressing against her chest. Some really touching lines that serve as great foreshadowing for the end to follow. LOve this very simple yet deeply poignant story.

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    1. From nature, we can draw many parallels.
      Thanks for reading and liking!

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  13. So poignant, yes it is pathetic to note last day of life.

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    1. Very true, but that's the reality of all our lives.
      Thanks Rudra!

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  14. Such a descriptive story. Could certainly imagine it!

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    1. Thanks Bernadette.
      Also I can not find your blog - please leave a link

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    1. We all ponder over this eternal question that looms in our lives.

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  16. Such a beautiful thought Kislaya! Tomorrow someone else will occupy the chair, seriously that's what happens. Really sad for the woman who is living her last.

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    1. Yes Anshu! It is sad but to go from this world with this realization gives peace to our souls.

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  17. How sad, not a bad place to spend your final day

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    1. Very true.
      Thanks, btw I can not find your blog - if you could leave a link that would be helpful

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  18. Narrated with a lot of sensitivity. Beautiful!

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  19. I love the simple way you tell this sad tale. Matter of fact and yet tinged with philosophical meaning. Well done...

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes that is what we all need, I guess.
      Thanks Susie for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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