Friday, March 8, 2013

On Deaf Ears

Amber colored agates.  Seashells.  A salt water washed stone.  Lined up on the kitchen sill, they sit indifferently, while she talks about her day.  That she expects nothing more from them is gratifying.

 

 

On to the Trifextra challenge.  This weekend, we want you to give us a thirty-three response using the word stone as one of your thirty-three words.  You can use any definition of the word that you'd like.

38 comments:

  1. I loved this, the serene scene of those shells lining that shelf made the girl who loves nautical things in me just sigh. Also, that they have a wish to "be left alone" is such a nice way to personify them.

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    1. Kir, from one nautical girl to the other I'm so glad you liked this-and got where I was coming from too:) Thanks!

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  2. This is a really nice post. I really enjoyed the feeling that this post captured.

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    1. Gina-thank you so much! I'll be stopping by your blog very, very soon!!

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  3. I love that this is from the perspective of the shells and stones. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks trudging! I'm so glad that feeling cam across here, and I appreciate your comment so much!

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  4. Great job. You are so good at this. B

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    1. B-thanks so much! I appreciate your comments!

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  5. Such a great interpretation and use of the word "stone." I always enjoy your writing so much! Have a great weekend, Valerie :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I appreciate that!! And I hope you have a great weekend too:)

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  6. I love how you brought them to life. You did a great job breathing emotion in them with your words.

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    1. Deana-thank you for your wonderful comment, and the follow too!

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  7. Evocative; I can picture a young girl displaying her treasures and then telling all about the excitement of her day.

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    1. Jacqueline-I love that image too! So sweet!!

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  8. What a wonderful piece! Love the imagery - and I love the way you've used the prompt!

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  9. I have little shells and river polished stones lying all over my house and even in my car.

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    1. Tara-me too! And they are all special and full of meaning, aren't they!

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  10. Perfection in so few words! I have a few saved stones and shells myself.

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  11. Lisa-Every time we go to the beach, or on a hike, or even when I work in the garden I collect rocks, shells and other interesting bits. (Did I tell you I once found bones and a wedding ring in the backyard?)

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  12. I like this from the perspective of the objects.

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    1. Thanks janna-I went to the beach a few weeks, and have a collection little stones and shells on my kitchen sill. They inspired me:)

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  13. I like your closing line a lot. In fact, I am finding so many of this weekend's entries to be so very serious and heavy that yours, by comparison, seems feathery light and airy. That is a compliment given in gratitude. :)

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    1. Tom-Thank you! It' funny, but I was trying to go for dark and heavy and serious, but these words (and shells and stones) would not have any of it! Thanks for such a nice compliment!

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  14. That final line packs a punch. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad to hear that because I wasn't sure at first! I appreciate you reading this!

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  15. Oh, I love my shells and sea-worn glass bits. And yes, they only give beauty, expecting nothing in return. That last line was a killer! Very nice. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/03/09/stone-cold-trifecta/

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    1. Amy-thanks! I have a daughter named Amy, and I recently saw something that I want her to embrace, and that is the quote "You are enough." Like my Amy, the shells and rocks, in what they are-are enough! If that makes sense. Maybe I need more coffee:)

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  16. We all have those inanimate confidantes-be it sea shells,or stones,or soft toys or our diaries-they are our "containers" wherein we pour all our fears,anxieties,joys,sorrows,excitements & mundane affairs for we know that it will be safe there & we will not be judged:-)I loved the way you brought to life these "containers" & high-lighted their "gratefulness" 'cos they just have to listen(whereas in reality we are possibly the ones who should feel grateful to them for listening patiently,without offering advice or interfering).Fantastic use of the prompt in such a creative way Valerie :-)

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  17. Excellent. I love that last line. That she should "expect nothing else" from them - what a world in those worlds. A lovely hint at her life, her mind, character - well done!

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  18. I love collecting things like that! They each have their own stories to tell.

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  19. Childlike and carefree, the stones upon the sill, you told a story in 33 with how you have written, well done.

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  20. Oh, I do like this one! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. I love collecting little sea knick-knacks (: Sometimes all you need is a little reminder like that.

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  22. I love that perhaps for these fragments of nature, that this is merely one stop on their long journey. And that because she expects so little it's actually like a vacation for them. A kitchen spa!

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  23. Next time I look at the "pieces" I have all around the house - seaglass, shells, stones (yes, more than one, I confess), I will be wondering what they are thinking of me! Great POV

    Bit of crit: this seems to be a weekend of hyphen hate. A salt-water-washed stone.

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  24. I'm always amazed where your creative mind goes with even the most basic prompt.

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