Road Map of Life #WriteBravely
Her pudgy fingers trace the creases on her face.
“What are these?”
“Oh, these are the road maps of the journeys that I have taken in this life.”
“Can I take the same road?”
“No two journeys are the same, but I hope you take some of the same roads and some I hope not!”
Linking this to the Write Tribe’s Festival of Words
Day 3 – Prompt – Feature a map and write about a place either real or virtual
August 7, 2017 10:58 am|
Love this story! Wrinkles should be celebrated, unlike our popular culture (movies, magazines, etc) that glorifies PYTs.
August 7, 2017 11:36 am|
How uplifting to see this worn and well used road map. Must have traced some amazing journeys
August 7, 2017 11:54 am|
Oh Shilpa, what a mind blowing photograph and a lovey tribute alongside Loved it totally. Amazing interpretation on maps.
August 7, 2017 12:00 pm|
So beautiful Shilpa. Lovely story.
August 7, 2017 12:25 pm|
This is indeed beautiful and poignant. You wrote so much in so little words.
August 7, 2017 12:59 pm|
Love this tale, Shilpa. Awesome as always!
August 7, 2017 1:02 pm|
Lovely. I missed my grandmother after reading this.
August 7, 2017 3:12 pm|
Wonderful story. Loved the photo very much. Wrinkles full of life lessons.
August 7, 2017 6:28 pm|
Loved your take on the prompt. Age should be celebrated. Noone else can give so much of information and stories and love other than an aged person.
August 7, 2017 6:33 pm|
Yup. No two journeys are the same.
August 7, 2017 7:40 pm|
A face filled with life! Lovely.
August 7, 2017 8:02 pm|
I loved the serene face and its gorgeous facial contours- lovely tale, full of wisdom for all of us!
August 7, 2017 8:16 pm|
What an amazing take on the prompt! Goals!
August 7, 2017 9:27 pm|
This is very true, the wrinkles show the journey she has been though. Lovely take on the prompt.
August 7, 2017 10:18 pm|
You are right. We need to own our wrinkles and scars too. They are witness to our journey, and at times souvenirs of our strength.
August 7, 2017 10:24 pm|
I love that photo, Shilpa! And what an apt 55! Hugs!
August 7, 2017 10:25 pm|
You are a genius at this. I don’t know if I would even have thought of this for map! Lovely take on the prompt 🙂
August 7, 2017 11:56 pm|
Beautiful, true and so haunting! You are a pro when it comes to creating these tiny tales. Well done, Shilpa!
August 8, 2017 2:17 pm|
Loved her smile, the pic speaks everything for me:) and the words are powerful, great going shilpa, you are blessed.
August 8, 2017 2:28 pm|
Oh I love this. Such a different and refreshing take on the prompt. And I completely love that ‘map’.
August 8, 2017 7:50 pm|
Thats the art of a writer – you said a million words within a few words!!
August 9, 2017 6:56 am|
Perfect – love your take on the prompt! I happily take some of the same roads, either for a do-over or to do it all over again!
August 15, 2017 1:06 pm|
I love your interpretation of the map. With age comes life experience which is more valuable than anything else!