Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia
“For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, anytime of year.”
By Lori Pelikan Strobel
The basement surrounded her with nostalgia,
but refused to give her the answers that plagued her mind.
Cobwebs clung to her hands and face
as she passed the boxed Barbies, and old photo albums.
Peering at her through the darkness
were the eyes of yesterdays.
Grandma’s candelabra tarnished, but alive with her presence.
The children’s chairs sat silent and small;
waiting for her little ones to return.
In the outermost corner of the cellar
rested Durgin, the white stuffed bear.
She smiled at the hope and promise it had given her.
Yet, here, the bear remained,
eyes black as coal,
and stuffed into the furthest spot of her heart.
She hoped he would find his way back to her.
She lived for the time when there was
and more truth.
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