Thumbprints


All his life, he secured his prized pen collection, not his money, under lock and key. His penmanship could shame printers; his signature was inimitably artful.

Today, translucence coats her eyes as she holds her husband's shaking hand, pressing his thumb to the mortifying ink pad onto the bank form.


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  1. I lived the co-relation between the collection of pens and today's inability of him to sign the bank form.
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  2. Oh that's so sad...it reminded me of my grandfather when he started to deteriorate from Parkinson's and felt lost as he was always a smart and independent man and suddenly had to depend on my grandma. I love the line 'translucence coats her eyes' --- beautiful description!

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    1. Thanks Sanch. Old age takes a person to places and levels they never no one ever imagined.

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  3. This was one of my favorites this week. "Translucence coats her eyes" and "mortifying ink pad" are wonderfully evocative. Well done! -

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hema.I stopped by your blog,its a great read!

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