Night shot of a domed house with lights glowing through all the windows.
Beach House Glow ©Marie Jones

Summer Six Word Photo Story Challenge “Shine!”

Shining invitation from the magic dome.

Since childhood, I have loved seeing houses lit from within when I’m out on nighttime walks. It’s cozy and yet mysterious. I imagine the lives of happy families in suburban ranch houses with big picture windows or wonder what’s hidden in stripes of light behind Venetian blinds.

This house intrigues…

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When did my thoughts change from “watching my beloved sleep” with dewy eyes and longing to “watching my beloved sleep to make sure he is still breathing?”

Older man asleep in lawn chair.
Photo by furkanfdemir on Pexels

The backstory to that epigram: The-Spouse-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and I were on vacation. I wandered into the bedroom of our Airbnb to check on him…

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Marie Jones

Marie Jones

Librarian. Curious human. Writes about inconsistent organization, messy productivity, random thoughts, and living a happy life. messydeskconsulting.com