Tag Archives: Jose Saramago

Homage

so much depends upon a pink and yellow bloom curled by fall wind above the vivid sneaker. So goes an homage to William Carlos Williams. I need a break from the heavy kind of writing.  Today’s prompt asked us to … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

I couldn’t even write the above title without a peppy REM soundtrack. The sign that struck me tells its viewers to do something that scares them–or, judging by its use of capitalization, THEM and not necessarily anyone else–every day. Jim couldn’t have followed … Continue reading

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(Weekly Photo Challenge: Home) Longing and Belonging

During the past several months I’ve probably given more thought to the idea of “home” than I ever had before. “The Glennon family was home,” said Uncle Randy at my husband’s memorial service, referring to Jim’s purchase of his very … Continue reading

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The Best Seats in the House

At sunset the best seats in the house (metaphorically speaking) turned out to occupy a waterfront graveyard. This snippet of synesthesia—the musical sunset–brought to mind the story of death (lower case “d” intended; Saramago fans will understand) and the cellist. … Continue reading

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