Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

OUR SEASON

The Rogue Speaks:

Little Pigeon River - JMcEwen
 
 
Our Season


“Remember our ‘Salad Days?’” she asked wistfully.

“You mean when we were green and tender?” he replied with a smile, taking her hand.

“Yes! When fall comes, and I see how beautifully leaves grow old, I realize that it is only a season since we were youthful and vibrant. Our lives go by so quickly the older we get.”

“Did you think we would stay young forever?  That’s no fun!  I’m glad I can rest now, and sit with you like this—like a pair of comfortable shoes that have seen better days, but fit so perfectly together.”
 
 
Jenny gave us such a wonderful Saturday Centus today, didn't she?  The prompt is in bold type, and the words, limited to 103, just fell out of my fingers and onto the page!  I'm anxious to see the offerings of the other Centusians, and I hope you will join me.



24 comments:

JJ said...

Judie: Is that river near your new house?

Judie said...

Nope! It is in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. For many years, Rod and I made an annual trip to that area to view the fall colors. We will probably take a trip there in 2013. I've been on the road enough this year!!

Lisa D.B. Taylor said...

Lovely words, thoughts, and photo :-) My Centus is rather "ornerier" (not certain if that's actually a word but I like it

Kelly Sedinger said...

Lovely image (both photo and words)!

Bookie said...

Sweet...such a little love story around the leaves!

Viki said...

So beautifully written. Isn't it wonderful?

ChrisJ said...

Nice one, especially for fall.

Gail said...

Beautiful! I love "like a pair of comfortable shoes..." Kinda describes Hubby and me.

Very well written.

Annesphamily said...

Oh I love your story. Your write so wonderfully.

Ames said...

Now Judie that was just lovely. And I especially like how the words just "fell" from your fingers. I speak from experience...it's good to have working fingers!~Ames

BECKY said...

Very beautiful and profound, Judie! And I LOVE the picture, too. Fall is my favorite season.

anitamombanita said...

Growing old gracefully...sounds so wonderful but so many people struggle with aging...I think you have to just be like the leaves and go with the seasons. Not much point in resisting.

Love the photo too!

lissa said...

how sweet! growing old is nothing if you have a companion, you reminded of that. thanks.

have a great day.

Sue said...

I am living this one.

Well said!

=)

Naperville Now said...

I think you'd better paint that shot. It is amazing.

Karen S. said...

From one dear salad lover friend to another- But, yes of course we will stay young forever...and we'll get younger and younger and younger..... :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Your new surroundings are as beautiful as your writing. I miss you, Judie. Sorry it took me so long to drop by.

Be well.
xoRobyn

Tammy said...

Lovely, lovely sentiment, Judie!

EG CameraGirl said...

Growing older is so much nicer when you share the experience with a loved one.

gautami tripathy said...

This is so beautiful....

healing power of the soul

nimaruichi said...

Very comforting.

Jenny said...

I like the comfort, but I like the sparks, too.

And what a beautiful picture.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Beautiful!

Jo said...

beautiful in all aspects ... kudos!