FRIDAY FICTIONEERS – WEEK OF February 1
I remember what the sculptor said, at our wedding:
“How very many years it takes to get to this – the unitary lean. Two figures completed in one. So much stripping and friction, hacking and cuts. So very many tools applied. The hurt and the loss, the heat and the cold. Form and substance are hard to reshape. A person is a stubborn thing. Nuance and habits of matter overcome. Natural processes and straining retrained. Rock removed from its quarry – blasted and torn where it rested and grew. A new context of becoming so forceful and delicate. Ravaged and renewing till it holds itself up.”
– how our weight is supported, these 22 years.
43 thoughts on “The Anniversary”
thank you Simon
You’ve written a very beautiful metaphor.
Well thought through.
glad it seems so! 🙂
This is really, really beautiful–and such an honest but hopeful look at marriage or other longterm relationships. Great job.
How true are those words and so uniquely inter-linked.. A different take on the pic.
one of my favorites this week. too many things I like about this to mention. Such a lovely work here.
wow – that’s very kind. thank you
thanks for commenting and reading
I have a sneaking suspicion this sculptor was more than just a sculptor.
You deftly showed how marriage is a work in progress. Well done! Happy anniversary. 🙂
thank you – not autobiographical – but kudos to them!
This is my favorite so far, that about sums this up! 🙂
so beautiful, so beautiful. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
After 41 years of marriage, I’ll concur with the sculptor. Nice work!
Lovely! Made me look at the sculpture in a completely different way.
thank you for saying so, it’s encouraging
You have a lovely way with words.
Hm, thought-provoking http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/fridayfictioneers-janus
thank you, I try.
thank you so much Nia – to you too
I really meant it!
Beautiful writing with a lot of hopeful and promise in the metaphors.
Dear Mr. Filbert,
A well considered and executed piece. (Sculpture and story.)
thank you Doug
One of my favourites this week.
Hard to pick out what I like best from this perceptive piece. Perhaps:
‘So much stripping and friction, hacking and cuts. So very many tools applied’.
I like the inclusion of the organic elements. Subtle. And the contrast between the organic and inorganic. Really good. Should have been me who wrote it! Ann
thank you very much
Oh very nice – a couple sculpting themselves into a single new form.
All the married Fictioneers will understand all the truth in this post. What a beautiful metaphor tale. So good.
very kind, thank you very much
I read this a few times. I love a good metaphor and this is a great one! I came back to this several time before I commented because there is so much imagery in here. When reading I see pictures in my head and this is what I saw…the wedding cake with the bride and groom on top holding hands, separate part a part of each other, the good times and bad, sleeping on a cold leather couch and the heat of the bedroom…growth, chipping, slow steady building and coming together in their unitary lean…a system of parts finally formed into a central body…it’s close to perfect in my eyes.
Beautiful wording, poetic, rhythmic and balanced. I want to curse and tell you how f—ing good this is!
thank you very much Tom Poet – means a lot from you. I’m humbled by your careful reading – I genuinely appreciate it
It’s great writing bro…