Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




When I miss you most
I go into your closet
Take a long deep breath

Close my eyes and feel you near
Grateful for good memories

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and A Word Challenge #150: Gratitude

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.

11 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Oh this is so personal and yet I bet I am not the only one who reads your words with recognition. For closets opened with gratitude and remembrance. Thank you.

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  2. ThNk you JoHanna. I suspected I was not the only one to do this. The sense of smell is a powerful memory inducer.

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  3. Very powerful, Christy.

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  5. ❤ A perfectly illuminated moment somewhere between grief and longing and presence. I am so often in awe of your ability to render such an intimate experience with the briefest of texts, illustrated so poignantly with a photograph.

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  6. Thank you so much Patrick

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  7. Instant recognition . . . heart constriction . . . poignant smile . . . gratitude for memory.

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