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Thursday, September 27, 2007

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Sprout



From time to time, you remind me of someone I once knew, in the time before you, in a place you hardly know. I was married to this someone for a short time, years before you were born. As I took this photograph of you today, I could see how much it would resemble the one photograph of him I have kept, and almost cannot bear to look at.

I don't know how to explain this to you, as I will someday need to do, because it is a crucial part of your own story; the story of how I came to be here, at the appointed place, at the appointed hour, to meet you.

Neither do I know how to explain to you why it moves me to glimpse in you the life I abandoned. Only that it is like seeing green grass coming up through ruined earth. A seed from my own soul that insists its way up through the places I set fire to, in flight. Life. Irrefutable. Constant.

Nothing is ever lost.

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4 Comments:

Blogger witchypoo said...

"Only that it is like seeing green grass coming up through ruined earth. A seed from my own soul that insists its way up through the places I set fire to, in flight. Life. Irrefutable. Constant."
Beautiful, haunting, and makes me want to know more.

1:58 PM  
Blogger jen lemen said...

i second that. lovely, k.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Neither do I know how to explain to you why it moves me to glimpse in you the life I abandoned. Only that it is like seeing green grass coming up through ruined earth. A seed from my own soul that insists its way up through the places I set fire to, in flight. Life. Irrefutable. Constant.

You would make the world's greatest advertising copywriter of all time if you would consent to using your talent for evil.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Hey K,

"Objects in mirror are smaller than they appear"

Love,

Stephen P.

8:08 PM  

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