dVerse Prosery – A Photographic Life

Merril is hosting dVerse Prosery, where we are directed to write short prose (144 words maximum) incorporating the line of poetry… “Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end.” from ‘A Map to the Next Worldby Joy Harjo.

She sat at the dining room table, staring at the massive heap of pictures, wondering how she could possibly make any sense of the hoard. A 20-year relationship embodied in a stack of memories too massive to sort out, much less divide fairly.

Where do you start? How do you quantify a life once so filled with love and devotion? Can you discover somewhere in the snapshots where it all started to disintegrate?  Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning and no end. Perhaps the pendulum will swing, and life will make sense again.

 

15 thoughts on “dVerse Prosery – A Photographic Life

  1. Perhaps the pendulum will swing, and life will make sense again.

    This was a terrific line, Lauren. My pendulum always seem to be swinging, but things never quite seem to make sense to me…


    David

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