Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Softness of the flesh,
Silent surrender to earth,
Names etched in cold stone.
# Senyru

Response to 3line Thursday by Grace Black
Prompt used a stunning photo by Gidget Bates. Check her out, she rocks!
I used my own photo on my blog as to not infringe on her copyright.

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

13 thoughts on “Sentinels

  1. Damn you’re good!

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  2. Why thank you! That front stone is my Dad’s.

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  3. Wow, really? I did wonder if it was random or significant…scientists hey?!

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  4. Wow! You could actually call it an ode!

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  5. He died almost 2 years ago. I had not been to the cemetery since until a friend died this fall from cancer. He was buried at the same National cemetery, Barrancus, which is right down the street from me. I wanted to check out the stone and make sure it was correct. Military cemeteries are overwhelming in that they are a virtual sea of identical stones.

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  6. I trust you found everything in order, Christy. Hugs

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  7. The facts on the stone were correct, yes but the whole experience was surreal. My goal is to post a piece about his last 6 weeks but it is a hard topic not just because of the emotion but because of the whole way it went down. A real bummer -but my hope is to relate my experience in a way that might help others. That is something you do well. You interject humor into descriptions of painful experiences without being flippant or insensitive.

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  8. Yes, surreal it would be. That is an excellent description of my writing style, though I wish it described something a whole lot more deliberate than it feels. I’m glad helps but I dont set out to help. I’m glad its funny without being dismissive but I wouldn’t have the first clue about how to replicate or teach that…it’s as natural as it is odd for me. I like your style Christy, I am sure you will do both the story and your memories justice…you also have an untapped talent fir the written word. You’ve got my email if you need a hand, Love.

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  9. absolutely powerful. I am speechless and that never seems to happen obviously. Had to be noticed.

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  10. Thank you. I am very glad I discovered your blog last night. You have written some wonderful poems.

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  11. Thank you I really do appreciate your kind words. I too enjoy your writings.

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