For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young woman with her hands covering the eyes of an older woman, sitting in front of her. Both women seem happy.
Losing the love of her life after 50 years, was devastating to Stephanie. She was determined to move into the next phase of her life with grace. Stephanie hadadjusted well to her new assisted living apartment. They had a wonderfully well stocked library, freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies every afternoon, and an excellent reform rabbi every Friday evening. She was making friends and even found a mahjong group to join. The one thing she worried about was the ability of her family to come visit her.
Sunday afternoon, while sitting in the library enjoying a new novel, the familiar fragrance her great-granddaughter wore, wafted to her nostrils. Two soft gentle hands covered her eyes. She smiled, confidant that she knew who her surprise visitor was. As soon as Rachael spoke, “Guess who?” both women cried with joy.
Sadje’s What Do You See prompt is making me think a little differently today.
I took a cleaning job at the mansion. It didn’t take me too long to find the hidden contraband. The boss lady had no idea of the stolen wares her husband was concealing. I had to think of the perfect way to get the precious heirlooms back to their rightful owner.
Every Friday night the head of the household would leave for a weekend “business trip.” That was my cue to remove a piece from the secret room. I was always encouraged to remove the flowers from the day-old bouquets.
Traveling on public transport would dangerous if anyone knew what I had. No one would think anything odd about taking an old pot with flowers to a dear friend. I would leave the gift on the steps of the rightful owner. Only they knew the significance of my gift.
They finally made it happen. Sam and Pat had saved their whole lives to retire away from civilization. The well was working. The small rooms each had wood burning stoves. There were two cords of wood stacked out back. The root cellar was stocked with enough food for the entire winter. Everything was just as they had planned. They would not need to see another human being for at least five or six months.
Image credit; Olga Solodilova @ Unsplash Sadje is our host forWhat Do You See? For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a couple dining. The man has a glass of wine in his hand and he is looking at his companion. The woman is staring the other way, holding a few long stem flowers.
His buddies assured him that long stem roses, a good wine, and a fancy restaurant would seal the deal. In his pocket was the confirmation for the reservation to a romantic Bed & Breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When he planned this evening, he was certain his lady would be overwhelmed by his amorous gestures.
They were finished with dinner now. He debated whether or not he should show her the confirmation letter. The look on her face told him things were not going well.
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The life coach stood in front of the group. He had given this speech many times before. He needed to make each person identify their goals. That required that they knew not only what they wanted, but how to reach their goal. He always started with the group bucket list. This group activity opened the eyes of his clients to more possibilities than they could imagine.
This was their first meeting. It was the first time he had ever worked with this type of group. Behind him sat thirty, terminally ill cancer patients. He wasn’t sure how much time each person had. He would have to help them find ways to reach their goals. His job this time was to be supportive in any way he could, and to seek organizations to help his clients. He never felt so compelled to do his job successfully.