Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Flash 55 -- take note.....

Typewriter by Sergei Bizyaev

Dear Family,

Hoping your Thanksgiving was great. I had soup here in my apartment. Friends stopped by inviting me for dessert at the corner bistro, but I’m watching my weight so didn’t go. They were surprised by my new minimalist décor. I really do feel good about giving so much stuff away.

Love always –

Links to more weekly FF55s (works of fiction in 55 words)
are at Mr. KnowItAll, the G-Man. 

I received a message from the sculptor whose art was my inspiration for last week's FF55, and I added it to the end of that post. He tells where the marvelous piece is now located!



Anonymous said...

I like that! Amusing yet with a serious message too as we all stuff ourselves at this time of year.


Heaven said...

A meaningful take on this holiday. You got it right - just the bare essentials to make us happy and thankful. And lovely picture too ~

Happy day ~

Brian Miller said...

i agree there is a message there...and much freedom found in a simple life...though alone might be a little hard...

dmarks said...

In the photo, I see your minimalist decor and clothing. The clothing decision will surely help you with your diet.

G-Man said...

Usually when someone gives everything away, they see Death on the Horizen. I hope that Zelda is just being introspective.
Loved your 55
You are always so interesting and creative. Thanks for playing, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

Nara Malone said...

I thought I was a minimalist. Seems I have a ways to go. I'll keep working. A good message here.

Lydia said...

jamie~ Thank you for liking it!

Heaven~ ...the bare essentials Oh, you! I hadn't thought of that and you are so clever. :)

Brian~ Yeah, her life has been pared down too much for me, and seems more a call for help than a design preference.

dmarks~ Long time! I must visit you too. I will wear clothes to do so. That model can dress as she chooses. :)

G-Man~ You got where I was going with this. She looked alarmingly skinny to me and I took it from there. Have read many sources that caution if a person begins to give away their belongings it is a warning sign they are planning suicide.
Your 55 was of a much happier note!

Nara Malone~ I admire that you are a minimalist. I acquired so much clutter when my mother died that I was paralyzed by it. I have given away and sold much of it, but I am not yet where I want to be (which is certainly not where this model is!).

RD said...

less is way more...after Katrina, I fit my Life in the bed of a pick up and carried on....I rather enjoy the lightness I now carry


Lydia said...

RD~ What a remarkable story you must have. Thank you for sharing an inspiring snippet of it here. I do wish I could be totally over the inertia that prevents me from sweeping through the boxes, etc. both in storage and in one upstairs room. Our house is small and I want to unburden it (and me) of much of this stuff. I don't even like a lot of the furniture that I bought through the years. My taste has changed!
Thanks again for your meaningful comment.



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