Friday, March 26, 2010

Life in 55

Old clothes.
Photo albums.
A collection of mirrors
that once hung on a wall.
Boxes of books:
Biographies;
Fiction;
Non-fiction;
Cookbooks;
Self help;
and journals.
We carefully explored each,
seeking contact
or some small message from beyond.
She does not disappoint.
Notes in margins.
Notes on scraps paper.
One read:
“Life is full of surprises.”
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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.
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The challenge is on.
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35 comments:

Katherine said...

Life most certainly is full of surprises...love your 55 Monkey!!

Stan Ski said...

Crafty way of saying 'You were never interested when I was around.'

Shadow said...

and that is how we leave clues of ourselves for others to find... superb!

the walking man said...

going through the life left behind is an interesting voyage of insight and discovery.

Jana said...

Hi there, I have loved reading your flash 55 as usual and to top it off I have even mentioned you in my blog today. My 55 is up and it is only my second one as I am quite new at this.

Have a great weekend!

anthonynorth said...

Oh yes - surprises of all kinds. Nice words.

Vodka Logic said...

She certainly was full of surprises. Like she knew you would come back and look.

järnebrand said...

Very nice 55. Some people you never get to really know until they are gone... Sad but true.
My 55 this week is about Earth hour.
You are welcome to check it out if you want.
Love/ Jo.

Brian Miller said...

never an easy task MM...but it is heart warming. nice 55. thoughts of you and your fam.

Hootin' Anni said...

Life should be surprise filled...if it isn't, then it's a big bore.

This is my 55 this week!

[if you decide to stop by, scroll down below my Show n tell, as always, to find my FF55]

Have a glorious weekend.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Lovely 55!
Great when you find notes like that...
memories , so precious.
Have you a great weekend, MM.
hugs to you and family,
shakira

G-Man said...

Good surprises preferabl...
But one never knows!
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thanks for being such a loyal and creative contributor.
Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I've always believed that life is not only full of surprises, I find that it's also all about our relationships with one another. I am glad that she is still talking with you...great 55.

Mona said...

It is indeed full of surprises!

I love to discover notes in books etc.

Enchanted Oak said...

I'm so thankful she left notes of herself behind for you to find.

Mama Zen said...

This is really, really wonderful.

Jessie said...

yes, inside books are lives from the author's and messages from the owner and reader. for the truth, you must look carefully...

great insight here Monkey Man!

Nessa said...

A beautiful 55. i am sure going threw your mother's things is very difficult. The little messages and rememberances must be bitter sweet.

Felicitas said...

I love it! Your piece made me imagine what my boys might find one day when they have to go through my stuff - and now I'm going to make sure I leave some really special ones too!

Coffeypot said...

You guys are too smart for me.

If I ever want to feel ignorant all I have to do is either attack the NY Time’s Sunday crossword puzzle or try to keep up with you guys and your writing abilities.

John's comments said...

Nice poem Here's my rather gory tale

SandyCarlson said...

I love the way this ends. Beautiful. It's always fun to find such things. Always a sense of connection.

Alice Audrey said...

Anyone who likes books is cool in my book.

Marla said...

Awesome, MM! I did the same thing when my mom was gone. I also do this with my stuff so someday my children will go on a "treasure hunt" until they find bits and pieces of me everywhere.

Keep writing and I promise to keep reading because you are one of the real deal monkeys in this jungle.

PattiKen said...

I love this,MM. It sounds like rediscovering Mom in the attic after she is gone.

http://pattiken-pattiken.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-flash-55_26.html

Ms Hen said...

wonderful... :) (you put a smile on my face.. I like .. self help.. cookbooks...lol. cute.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I hope all of your life's surprises are pleasant ones.

:)

Titanium said...

That is beautiful, MM. A message and a hug, from tomorrow to today.

May she continue to surprise you; may you always feel her presence.

Buzzard said...

This 55 was pretty special MM.

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

this 55 is very fundamental and sense making in general...
thank you for the excellence!
Happy Friday!

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/flash-friday-55-i-am-a-jolly-blogger/

mine is here,
I feel very flattered if you take a look,
this week I feel better after doing it...

take good care!

Larry said...

Nice Flash 55 Monkey Man and thanks for stopping by my place I appreciate you taking the time to do that. Glad you like following Zaphyr's revenge it is fun to do se3e you Sunday.

Larry

hope said...

Too bad we don't open up "in person", huh?

This one made me think...thanks!

C.M. Jackson said...

notes in the margins and notes on scrap paper hmmmm? sounds like you are a lucky man--good for you! great post --c

C.M. Jackson said...

she is still talkin' to you and will always be there...c