“All the Bright Precious Things Fade So Fast…”: Guest Hosting for #WQWWC

Thank you to Autumn Jade for hosting week #8 of #WQWWC. This week’s topic is “change.” Be sure to ping back to her post so we can find you.

A Day in the Brine

“There were hints of sunrise on the rim of the sky, yet it was still dark, and the traces of morning color were like goldfish swimming in ink.”― Truman Capote, The Muses Are Heard

The night fell like warm cement. Psilocybin-stained memories leaked from the wobbling end of a Menthol cigarette. Drawn breaths rasped red as his eyes squelched like split plums.

“I guess I was a good example of what not to do,” came the haggard refrain.

I sat before my brother like a scab sticking up from the spongy grass.

He went back to prison shortly after that. 

I cannot quite remove the crimson stains from my hands…

“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories

Some years ago, he ventured into a sober-living home…

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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