Saturday, 11 September 2010

Her jewel sea


Roberto was expectant, he could not settle, he wanted their arrival complete, for them to be seated, for his eyes to feast upon their love. He had shared this evening with them every year for the previous fifteen, they were as family to him. He fussed over them, he smoothed their every wrinkle, he gave to them an attention that he spared for few others. They allowed him now full reign over the menu, over the quantities, over the progress. They granted him this in appreciation. And, yes, in love.

He quivered at their history, at the sixty-five years, at the family that spread organically into the community. He paced the parlour, inspecting his nails, brushing a mote from the pressed seam of his trouser. He roused with the growing bustle in the foyer, they were here, flanked by three generations of sons.

His bow circumscribed his deep affection.


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30 comments:

'Tsuki said...

This is a lovely contribution to the week-end reflection... The set of the table, the view, the reflection of the glasses, this electrical blue...

What is not to like about it ?!

Gunn said...

Love these BLUE images. Stylish.

as minhas confissões said...

Love these BLUE images. Stylish.[2]

T. Becque said...

The color is overwhelming and calming at the same time - beautiful.

Berit's fotoblogg. said...

Beautiful pictures, and I love this blue color:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Berit.

Tash said...

Outstanding photos which pale in comparison to the text. Wow! What a knockout post.

joo said...

It's my favourite reflection!
Have abeautiful weekend:)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautifull done and I love this colour blue. Enjoy your weekend.☺

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wonderous images here. A comfortable weekend, eating fine food beside sparkling water ... one of life's joys.

Lesley said...

Such attention to detail! Beautiful.

Woody said...

My favorite, blue! Very nice

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful story...

J Bar said...

Love the blues in these shots.

Ann said...

Beautiful. The colours are magnificent.

tapirgal said...

These photos are really art.

Davine said...

Ah Doyles I will get there one day. The blues in your shots are amazing.

paul said...

Blue big time! What colour coordination from tablecloth, water, building... Great composition.

Just a fish knife on the table?

Julie said...

Yes, Paul - a fish restaurant ... THE fish restaurant.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

For sure, the most reflective hue of blue. Photo really matches the writing well.

lettuce said...

hello! thanks for your comment.

the photo is lovely, very painterly and I do like your reflective piece

Francisca said...

The intensity in your photos matches the intensity of your story. Kudos, Julie.

diane said...

Absolutely fabulous shot.

Janice said...

You "blue" me away! Fabulous...

RuneE said...

Beauty in words - beauty in pictures.

Le Journal de Chrys said...

J'aime beaucoup la dernière photographie.

The last picture is very very nice!!!

Sar@h said...

I love the blue ambience in the second picture … and the beach incurved (?)
Have you try in a square picture ?

Julie said...

Friends, to my eye this image puts me in mind of one particular painting by the Australian artist, Brett Whitely. It is all in the colour blue that is used. For this I must thank Doyles!!

And yes, the reflection of the strip of sand immediately outside the plastic awning is what got me started.

Stephani said...

Love all that blue! Beautiful shots!

James said...

Hi Julie. These are both wonderful. I especially like the top photo. I'm not sure if it's the composition or the colors maybe it's both that makes it such a powerful image.

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome pictures!! great colors and composition.