war bride


“i was a war bride,” she says. “we were so scared – things were changing so fast – we needed something to hold onto and we knew marriage even if we didn’t know each other.”

“but i wouldn’t do it again. no, i definitely wouldn’t do it again.”


maybe it’s because my daddy worked in a rock quarry,
maybe it’s because i collected rocks as a kid,
maybe it’s because i’m plum nelly crazy.
whatever the reason,
i see stories in stone.
stoneiatures, i call them.
if you’d like to see the context,
the complete photo,
come right this way
. . .

(it’s fuzzy ’cause i took it from the passenger’s seat in a truck moving down the highway about 70 mph, moving my son from los angeles to denver.) (and yes, there are more stories here. stay tuned.)


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Absolutely. The Earth has been changing for a long time, even though we humans tend to forget that. The story of the Earth’s ages is written on the rocks, just like years are written on the rings on the inside of a tree trunk. 

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