On, In, and Around Mondays: Writing Your Way
It's all in the angle, I tell her.
I think of that now, looking back on this photograph. The day was ending golden. The leaves of the wood-winged bushes were a rapturous hue of peach. (They make you feel as if you are drinking a pink wine, or touching a soft hand, or splitting the skin of a new fruit with your teeth. It's a color like no other, and I have never seen it in nature except on the wood-winged bushes.)
Angling my camera, I hoped to capture the hue. And mildly did.
Then I tilted the black body in an unexpected direction and the whole scene changed. Mystery, in a mix of sepia-charcoal, appeared. Click, click. I was mesmerized. Was this the same wood I'd been capturing in peach only moments ago?
It's all in the angle, I tell her. And I am speaking about writing. I'm speaking to my girl, who has been struggling to find meaning in some of her distance-learning-school assignments.
It's not what they give you, I try to tell her.
It's the way you hold it up to the light. Turn it and turn again. It's all in the angle, girl.
Take a shot.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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