Friday, February 22, 2013

J + R

It wasn’t the sort of thing I normally did, but there was this wall, you see, down a long alley off Queen . . . a dull expanse of pale brick under decades of dirt, until someone had discovered—who knows when—that the brick had gone soft.
     And so began a long crude chronicle of young romance, white letters scratched into the grime, the successes and failures of those long gone and those still hanging onto the memory of a piece of gravel and a few minutes of carving for the ages to see, perhaps wishing now it hadn’t been so easy.
Another Brick in the Wall. Photo © 2010 by The World Beckons. All rights reserved.

16 comments:

  1. ha...yeah depending on how it turns out...that can make for a last bad memory...smiles.

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  2. Yes, maybe not the best thing to make permanent - here we have aspen trees that suffer the same fate as the wall (though some of it may be blamed on the elk).

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  3. School desks are usually covered in the debris of teenage love and lust - but at least they can be sanded down and revarnished :-)

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  4. Love seems so permanent, so wonderful when we proclaim for all to see...and for the lucky few - it is that permanent.

    Anna :o]

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  5. love is forever?
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. In our area there is an old wood fire tower that is no longer used. It is covered with similar carving
    An Arkies Musings

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  7. Once upon a time their love expressed. So neat.
    Ann

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  8. such a creative post for J ~ great photo! ~ Enjoy, ^_^

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  9. Interesting to see the unofficial records made directly by the public in public places

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  10. Very clever use of the letter J.
    Great photo too.

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  11. Well written - it would be jolly good if love lasted forever, wouldn't it?

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  12. Even the Roman soldiers left their traces in stone!
    Interesting post!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  13. Not good for the owner of the building but it does hold some memory!

    January

    Catching up (again) with this week's entries.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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