Statue & Boy

Anyone got a story for this image? I’m the face behind freevalleypublishing@gmail.com and I’d love to post your take on this photo. Please send in by September 5th and include your site name so I can link back to you when published. Thanks! -sjkennedy Link to Jean-Daniel Photography

About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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2 Responses to Statue & Boy

  1. winneyb says:

    Here’s my VERY short little piece in relation to this photograph. Hope you like it!

    At the back of the scaffolding the stone crackled. A face appeared, for just a moment, it grimaced and it called. But the boy leaning against the pillar couldn’t hear. He was standing in a portal, where flesh turned to stone, turned to plaster or bronze or any other substance that transformed the animate into frozen inanimate.
    A sign nearby read;
    ‘Take a moment to pause, to look at the world,
    To ponder your place in it. Or, take a step down from here,
    Walk away and forget to learn anything.
    Or stay and wonder, what does it all mean, Forever.’
    The boy couldn’t see the sign either. He was teasing for the camera, making a pose. Perhaps it would be all right. Young people have a hard time holding themselves truly still. They fidget, and posing, grin just a little bit.
    The face at the back of the scaffolding ached. The boy was frozen, for just an instant, and that encouraged action to be taken by the wrong agent. And once again the face was caught too. Not in the solid, hidden world it preferred, but in the impervious deplorable snapshot. The animate became the inanimate. The boy, along with the face and the bronze man leaning against the other pillar, was stilled for all time in the photograph.

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