the journey of a budding author

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist


The beauty of old age

The beauty of old age

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Although the ‘negative space’ is decorative, the subject, the lovely old, veined hand is the focus. To live to 95 brings a minimalist view to everything, less sleep, less food, fewer friends,simpler needs all round. These hands have done so much, now at peace, waiting for the Greater Rest.


Author: booksdefineme

I have always been surrounded by books. My parents had books, books and more books. I haunted the library as a child and when I grew up I worked in books shops. When I had children and they went to school I ran the school library. And my husband keeps on telling me there are too many books in the house. They somehow seem to pile up on every available surface almost of their own volition. I fight back and donate mounds of them to the local library but somehow it is a losing battle. I just find more taking their place! For the last eight years or so I have been wrestling with writing a novel and what a fierce tussle it is. I am about to publish this magnum opus in a few weeks time. I feel as I did when I gave birth to my children; nervous but excited!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

  1. Well said, Elaine. I had not thought of aging in that way and life is more simple, providing the aging one is still healthy.

    • Thank you Lynne. I observed my late mother in law and she had just such a simple attitude. But I remember how, as she approached 100 ( she died at 97) when we spoke of a big party for her centenary she said, Oh please may I not live that long! She never complained but was glad to go!

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