Clarity #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt this week:

The waves gently lap against my feet as I stand at the water’s edge. Looking across at the calmness of the waters, it is almost impossible to believe that these very waters were where I lost you.

I want to lash out at the ocean. I want to cause it the same hurt it has caused me, but I can’t.

For this same spot, the place where I last saw you, is the same spot I have come to all my life, to seek solace and serenity.

That day, you had waved to me, as you pushed your boat out. “Get the coals going, my love. I feel a big catch coming today!” Your smile still burnt on my retina.

Who was to know of that freak storm that struck, capsizing your boat? These same waters, so ferocious, huge waves crashing over you, as if they were trying to swallow you whole. The waters so dark, masking all that swam within. Which monster had been stirred up to cause so much grief?

And yet, now, you caress my feet, soothing me. I can see straight through you. Your clarity allows me to have now fear. There is nothing hidden.

Why must everything be bittersweet in life?

#writephoto

36 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. jenanita01
    Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:54:48

    Such a sad story…

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  3. Sue Vincent
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 18:46:16

    How sad…but how lovely, Ritu. x

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  4. Sue Vincent
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:07:27

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

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  5. Nisthur
    Jul 21, 2019 @ 10:49:57

    Busy ?

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:10:10

    So moving and full of romance.Never thought you are addicted to mermaids. 😉 Michael

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  7. thereluctantpoet
    Jul 20, 2019 @ 01:24:45

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  8. D. Wallace Peach
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 19:34:01

    So poignant, Ritu. Beautiful writing and very moving.

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  9. pensitivity101
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 18:16:07

    Sad and very moving Ritu.

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  10. syl65
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 14:07:33

    Beautiful writing Sister 💜 tugging at the heartstrings 💜

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  11. Jennie
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 13:00:49

    Wow! A powerful story that pulls from goodness to despair. Excellent, Ritu!

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  12. willowdot21
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 07:40:13

    This is very sad but beautiful too, life must go on 💜💜

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  13. Deepa
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 05:53:12

    Beautifully written Ritu…Every damn thing about life is bitter sweet …

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  14. Ashwini Nawathe
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 05:17:24

    beautiful…

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  15. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 05:11:28

    The ring of truth is the loudest, Ritu. Beautifully written, especially the last few words. Many things in life are bitter-sweet.

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