"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Magpie Tales #303

Photos by Francesca Woodman
 
Oh Francesca
Like fingers snapping
Time clicked by too fast for you 
 
 
~~~
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales.

17 comments:

Sandee said...

For some it does. Very well done.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

brudberg said...

I agree... she danced way too short.. such a sad waste.

De said...

Perfect tribute.

said...

Agreed.

But so many artists are never recognized until they are dead, especially if they take their own life. Who knows; maybe she did.

Sara McNulty said...

Lovely writing, Kathe!

Stephen Hayes said...

Interesting coupling of words and imagery. Artistic yet pensive.

messymimi said...

Some burn so bright for such a short time, i think they just burn themselves out too quickly.

kaykuala said...

Perhaps she was too engrossed but hasty. It could have been averted!

Hank

Truedessa said...

Tis sad her art is all that remains of the young artist.

Tess Kincaid said...

Yes it did...

Kutamun said...

Yes , but fortunately for Francesca , shes still around !

Kathe W. said...

actually Kutamun she committed suicide at the young age of 22. Very tragic.

Helen said...

You are so talented at getting to the essence of Tess' Magpie challenges.

Susan Anderson said...

As I read more responses to this prompt, I become aware of the back story. Not knowing it, I took the prompt in a direction all my own.

I think you did a masterful job here in very few words.

=)

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Short and powerful

writersdream9 said...

Wow! Do the two pics go together? Awesome writing!

Karen S. said...

So true, but look at what she left behind just for us!