Friendly Friday Future

This is it, said Snow Melts Somewhere: future is the last Friendly Friday prompt that she gives us. I wish to thank her for each one, it’s been great fun.

First I wish to show Snow my mailbox again, so that she finds us when she comes. Alas, this was in the past, our postbox had to go. The sun and wind destroyed it, and either way now we have the communal postbox. But I certainly hope our home lasts deep into the future.

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Next, a little thing I wrote upon seeing Snow’s last prompt as I was waiting at the doctor’s (for a general check-up) back in Slovenia where I spent last week to help my parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We did it and it was wonderful.

Future. 
Is murder, mayhem, madness.
But also doesn't exist, nor does the past.
Is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
Is waiting at the doctor's office.
Is growing old in front of our very eyes.
Is looking back and laughing.
Is looking forward in silence.
Is slobbering at the potential of now.
Is growing up to become a writer.

What I shall do next is disobey, which is one of my worst habits, and look in the past instead of into the future. After all, it’s hard to take photos of the future.

Each of the following photos was used for one of the themes suggested by Snow since she and Amanda started the challenge in January. The first photo in the gallery appeared in my first Friendly Friday post, followed by some others that Snow liked with the links to my original posts. All this time in between certainly went by in a flash.

I’m proud to say that I haven’t missed a single Friendly Friday and helped by hosting five of them when either Snow or Amanda were elsewhere occupied.

It’s great to see that the challenge continues with Amanda and the new host Sandy.

And Snow won’t be far either. We know that it always melts somewhere.

Snow, thank you for your time, interesting prompts and meaningful comments. I wish you write because you wish it so and also because I wish to read, no matter how your photos are always great as well. Let’s keep it friendly!


For the last Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by The Snow Melts Somewhere: Future

21 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Future

  1. A grand tribute to your collection of Friendly Friday photos – the Snow challenge! I loved the Aurora Slovenialis! And most of all, the words on the wall of the Doctor’s surgery. As you know, I like words, but alas my phone could not display all is them on mobile format and I couldn’t click on it to enlarge it like in a gallery. 😢 And the words were the important ones at the end of each line. Could you send it to me?

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    1. Ahh, thanks for telling me this, Amanda! I hate it when this happens. I’m not happy with this “verse” format, will have to change something.

      I wrote the words in the waiting room, they weren’t hanging on the wall. I hope this is clear. Here they are:

      “Future.
      Is murder, mayhem, madness.
      But also doesn’t exist, nor does the past.
      Is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
      Is waiting at the doctor’s office.
      Is growing old in front of our very eyes.
      Is looking back and laughing.
      Is looking forward in silence.
      Is slobbering at the potential of now.
      Is growing up to become a writer.”

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      1. Now I am even more impressed that you wrote those words. And now that I can read whole sentence I can detect the manufacturer in those words. They are philosophical, and indeed pertinent to the theme for this week. ‘Looking forward in silence and slobbering at the now,’ – excellent!! Words are what we ponder and the past and future only exist in our minds.

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      1. It will be my first visit. Although I am sailing with an Italian Captain, I have yet to visit Italy. Joined his boat on in Isla Mujeres on the Atlantic side of Mexico and headed west. Tried to get him to take me to the Med from South Africa, but he said ‘been there done that’ and so we are sailing onward to the Pacific side of Mexico

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