#VisDare 26 – Engraved – A Life Lived
Here’s my entry into this week’s VisDare Challenge from Angela at Anonymous Legacy.
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A Life Lived (146 words)
Every line of Pascal’s face tells a story, and shows the world how much he has loved and laughed. Each joke shared around the family table is etched there. Every time his hand was held, or his heart lifted, a new smile line was carved. The deepest crows’ feet were incised the day his first child was born. And his outdoor life has tanned his skin to a bronze hide, fixing and exhibiting the pleasures of his existence.
Pain and sorrow are evident too, but more subtly, as Pascal would never allow torment to rule him. The frowns that formed as he worried about not being able to provide faded when a new job arrived. The tears that swelled his eyes, at the loss of his parents and brother, dried. But nothing will ever smooth the crease inscribed on his forehead the day his firstborn died.