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Zyryality: Time Passed

Once a place of laughs and stories, and, perhaps, of a timid first time kiss, the bench is now in full neglect. The kids grew up and flew away long time ago. The aging parents watch more TV than tend the garden…  The grandfolks died…It's quiet now around the bench, and only children's laugh got tangled up in branches of the age-old trees, but no one's left to listen.

Zyryality: Time Passed

Once a place of laughs and stories, and, perhaps, of a timid first time kiss, the bench is now in full neglect. The kids grew up and flew away long time ago. The aging parents watch more TV than tend the garden…  The grandfolks died…It's quiet now around the bench, and only children's laugh got tangled up in branches of the age-old trees, but no one's left to listen.

comments (15)

This is nice. Good story with it.
vz-nostalgia: Missed your old barns pictures, Ms. Gail.
  • Tony
  • 29 Aug 2007, 16:31
Great shot. Your story reminds me of "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.
vz-nostalgia: I'm not familiar with this particular author, but see how great my writing is?! What takes for others the whole book, I can fit in just a few sentencessmile
you have Italian name, great!
vz-nostalgia: Sorry to disappoint you, squadiamo. My name is as Russian as it can be. smile
  • 10crť
  • Paris, France
  • 2 Sep 2007, 23:31
Very nice !
Du très beau travail !
vz-nostalgia: What does 10cre mean, 10cre?
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 9 Sep 2007, 05:26
Very Nice!!
Thre is a charm reinforced by the sepia toning- and the comments you make on neglect are melancholic. I hope someone soon fills the site with young happy people.
vz-nostalgia: I like old melancholic things, so let's leave the bench in its current state, full of memories and sorrow. smile
  • Babak
  • 16 Sep 2007, 08:28
its fantastic!! I love it!
vz-nostalgia: Stop by often for more good stuff, Babak smile
It is what I said myself before seeing the title by seeing the photograph. time passed.
vz-nostalgia: Great minds think alike, as the saying goes, Oliver. Good to have you on Nostalgia.
  • claude
  • France
  • 8 Oct 2007, 08:51
Really a beautiful shot! I like the use of sepia tones and the title is great too, nice job!
vz-nostalgia: Glad you like it, Claude.
  • Gulshat
  • Kazakhstan (KZ)
  • 16 Apr 2008, 11:19
Похоже на вечность...
vz-nostalgia: because it is. smile
  • FLOOG
  • Natures bosom
  • 11 Jul 2008, 15:38
Splendid words to accompany a wonderful photograph offering so many possible reasons and stories.

Definitely my cup of Java
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I'm sure you'd come up with a good one as well, FLOOG.
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 30 Nov 2008, 14:21
Despite this is a very old pic from yours... a poem of mine came to my mind when I saw it...
(for your spanish speakers audience, Mr. VZ) wink
Remember the rhyme can be found just in the original spanish version..

ARENA DEL RECUERDO (SAND OF MEMORIES)
Con el silbido del viento
(with the whistle of the wind)
Despert√© una ma√Īana
(I woke up one morning)
Mientras hasta mí llegaba
(while it was coming to me)
El olor the agua salada.
(the aroma of salty water).

Allí se encontraba my ayer
(There was where my yesterday was)
Junto a una playa lejana
(near a remote beach)
Donde un amor quedó dormido
(where a love stayed asleep)
Siendo la arena su almohada.
(being the sand its pillow).

Un barco divisé en el horizonte
(I saw a boat in the horizon)
Se ve√≠a peque√Īo y solitario
(It looked small and lonely)
Solitario??,...sola yo!!
(lonely?...lonely me!!)
Era yo quien estaba sola a diario.
(it was me who was lonely everyday).

Sin escuchar sus palabras:
(wihtout hearing his words
"Te quiero, te amo...te espero"
("I want you, I love you, ...I'm waiting for you")
Todo había perdido sentido
(Everything had lost sense)
La raz√≥n, creo a√ļn la conservo.
(the reason, I still conserve, I guess...)

Un grupo de gaviotas cruzaron
(a group a seagulls passed by)
Y hasta parecían cantar esa canción..
(and even seemed to be singing that song...)
La que escuch√°bamos mirando al mar
(the one we used to listen to while staring at the sea)
Mientras las olas seguían el compás.
(while the waves used to follow the rhythm).

Habían pasado muchas horas
(Many hours had passed by)
caminando, mirando, ..riendo...
(walking, looking, ...laughing..)
Y al darme cuenta ya no estaba sola
(and then I realized I was not alone anymore)
Me acompa√Īaba... su recuerdo. (K.A., 1996)
(his memories were accompanying me...)(K.A., 2008)

It would be great that a 'spanish speaker' friend of yours, read it out loud for you...to let you feel the softness of the rhymes here on its original language... (another task for you, ...I guess)
Thanks for this evoking picture, Mr. VZ smile
vz-nostalgia: well, even though this photograph is not about the sea or seagulls, I clearly see the connection you're trying to make here. As my memories of a child's laugh that got tangled in the branches that no one cares to hear anymore, you see your memories that still float on top of the ocean waves, while you walk barefoot on the beach.
I do have a Spanish speaking friend, but I'm afraid he has as much interest to poetry as I have to baseball. smile
Nature recycles ... smile
vz-nostalgia: ...the bench, but who will recycle laughs and smiles, whispers and kisses, Ms. Isabel?
Ourselves...always adding. Best day for you,Viktor.smile
vz-nostalgia: In our souls... Good thought, Ms. Isabel.
It's funny, because if it were a black and white shot I'd think it terribly sad and a very waste-like scenario. But in sepia it kind of has a tint of hope with sunlight striking by the center of the bench, almost inviting. Interesting how the colors/lightning can change the mood of a picture... Hope the bench finds some love soon...
vz-nostalgia: I remember having a color version of it as well. Got to check my archives. If I find it, i'll post it on Nostalgia facebook wall. I bet the color version bears even more hope in it than sepia. smile
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