WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNUSUAL***

Lignum Draco, a WP mysterious dragon photographer, says post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Who Died on the Twenty-second of April?

 

Actor Will Geer, everyone’s Grandpa (Walton), died
of a respiratory ailment and was buried in his beloved grove.

 

Ansel Adams, rugged hiker with a camera, died
of cardiovascular disease in intensive-care.

 

Huey Newton, social activist, was shot
on the street in Oakland.

 

Cesar Chavez died
of arrhythmia precipitated by fasting and was buried
in a casket of unvarnished pine.

 

Pat Tillman, football player and US Army Ranger, was killed
in a canyon in Afghanistan.

 

Erin Moran, the Happy Days actress who lit up TV screens, was found dead
at a trailer park in Indiana.

 

Jean, my mother, died
of complications from Alhzeimers
in her bed at home
while across town, my father, Americus, died
of exhaustion and grief on a hospital gurney.

 

I stood near each of them, listened to them breathe.
I mourned with them and for them
and walked away into the rest of my life.

 

They are survived by me, their only child.
I think of them often and am mindful that,
when it comes to death,
I’m up next.

*** At first, I thought it a rare occurrence that a husband and wife would die within hours of each other.  

Since this unusual event in 2001 happened in my own life, I have learned otherwise.  

Have you heard similar stories?  

Toni 7/22/17

 

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BRIDGE

Everyone speaks well of the bridge which carries him over.              ~Unknown

 

The Ernie Lyons Bridge, Hutchinson Island, FL

 

And everyone in town speaks well of this man, Ernie Lyons, for whom the bridge is named.  He grew up here before there were any bridges at all.

Ernest Lyons, former editor of Stuart News

Toni 7/8/17

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TRANSIENT

 

crossing Lake Orta, Italy

Most humans are never fully present in the now because, unconsciously, they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.

But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

                                                                                                                                                             ~Eckhart Tolle

Toni 6/23/17