And that's just the first paragraph!
So you see what I mean. It's a neat idea, though. Anyways, point to my story is, they always have these little writing prompts. I don't usually partake, but yesterday's writing prompt was this:
Look around. Find someone nearby. Maybe it's a family member, maybe it's a coworker, maybe it's a stranger in a coffee shop. Describe them to us. But not just their appearance. Give them some backstory, some pathos, some motivation. Make us care about this person here in your Facebook comment.
I was alone. Caleb had just left for work. I didn't have anyone around to write about. And I wasn't going to write about myself because that's just...creepy. But then I spotted my absolute favorite picture of my absolute favorite pet in the whole history of the world sitting nearby. Mr. Pekoe Bean. And I realized that it had been eight months to the day that my sweet little kitty passed from this life into the next. So, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to my sweet Pekoe to write about him. I didn't think. I just wrote what came to me. I may have edited though, a little. I just can't help myself.
And here it is. :)
I'm staring at his picture. Because he's not here anymore. He had the most lovely green eyes I'd ever seen. Big and beautiful and green as the sea. When he looked at me, I could feel his love. Like a distant hug. He could calm me with that stare. And his ears. Oh, his ears. They overwhelmed him, but they were perfect and stood out.
Like he did.
He had gone grey, the years painted on his face; varying shades of time passing too quickly. But those eyes. They told a different story. Of youth, of happiness, of always being there no matter what. And I feel his love still. Even through the glass of the frame, staring out at me from a different time.
I feel it.
I miss those eyes the most.
Miss you, Boo. Love you, always.
Nothing like weeping first thing in the a.m. I love that you wear your heart on your sleeve.ReplyDelete