Assignment: Write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday.
After visiting several blogs, one really stood out for me. Spiritual Dragonfly shared a post called The Beauty of the Abandoned and Forgotten. She opened with this quote (and I liked it):
“What can I say, I’m a sucker for abandoned stuff, misplaced stuff, forgotten stuff, any old stuff which despite the light of progress and all that, still vanishes every day like shadows at noon, goings unheralded, passings unourned, well, you get the drift.” ~Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves~
The title, The Beauty of the Abandoned and Forgotten, initially caught my attention but the photos stirred my imagination. I love abandoned things and forgotten places. It’s like they are waiting to be found, wanting to share their stories. When I saw the first picture, an ivy covered door, the beginnings of a story tickled my brain:
Theodore Harding was tired – tired of eating beans, of sweeping the mill floors, and wearing a thread-bare coat…