Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Loneliness

Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge


The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.

John Vance Cheney (1848-1922)    

Daily Prompt: Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TURNING POINT.

The Daily Prompt

I made a major decision.

My Decision
My Decision. My Turning Point

I had worked for the railroad for almost 11 years. I worked outside. It was hot in the summer and cold in the winter. In the winter I even resorted to wearing a snowmobile suit. For those bloggers outside the US, you don’t want to know. But this is what it looks like:

Snowmobile Suit
Snowmobile Suit

Can  you picture trying to write down box car numbers wearing that. Add snow and/or ice and you have a pretty depressing job. And I was single.

I made a decision to leave that job, and that involved leaving family and friends. I crammed everything I owned into a 4×6 Uhaul  trailer and left for Tucson Arizona. I ended up working for a major computer company and was transferred many times across the US.

Do I regret leaving my job at the railroad, or do I regret staying there so long? I regret staying there so long and holding on to something I was familiar with instead of seeking out new adventures. One other turning point after I moved was getting married for the first time at the age of 45. But that’s for another post 🙂


Never Gives Up Her Dead

Lake Superior Lighthouse
Lake Superior Lighthouse

A lighthouse on Lake Superior. Lake “Gitche Gumee” as the Native Americans call it. Native Americans believe that this lake never gives up those that have perished in it. This lighthouse is still searching for the ore freighter “The Edmund Fitzgerald” which sank on November 10, 1975 killing all 29 crew members.

Edmund Fitgerald
Edmund Fitzgerald

“They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.”


A Proposal

A Proposal
A Proposal

He wanted it to be very private. It was something he had been thinking about for a long time. He wanted it to be a surprise. This would be difficult considering that this was Venice after all and prime tourist time. He did not what it recorded or documented. He accomplished everything except for me.

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