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His Eyes

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His photocopied photo is overlooking me as I sit on the couch, reading. He has been gone nearly 69 years, but I feel his eyes on me.

“You never got old,” I whisper at the photo. “You never had a chance.”

I wonder what he would have been like older. Would he have been like his older brother, my grandfather?

And while I look at him, young, healthy, strong, I wonder, what will we be like when we are old? What will I be like?

Will I be?

8 Responses to “His Eyes”

  1. michelle says:

    those are pretty deep intense thoughts for the first day of the year

  2. Andi says:

    Mind örökké élünk! 🙂
    Ő is, egy fényképen, és a fejekben, emlékekben, elbeszélésekben, írásokban, gondolatokban.
    Te is, mert túl nagy súllyal vagy része a világnak.
    Élsz majd tovább, a gyerekeidben.
    Jó lenne végre tényleg elkezdened/befejezned azt a könyvet.
    És akkor abban is! 🙂
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  3. doesitevenmatter3 says:

    Your thoughts touch my heart.
    Deep wonderings.
    You will make an amazing, wise, funny, witty, Skaat-Man-listening (Etc) old-dude!!! 😀
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  4. doesitevenmatter3 says:

    Ha! Mr. Skaat will still be hot, and singing beautifully when he’s an old-dude!!! 😀

    I hope your week is going well…for you and those you love!!!

    HUGS!!! 🙂

  5. Ciska says:

    Ever since you wrote about him the first time, I’m intrigued, but I can’t remember seeing a picture of him. Would you consider posting it online or is that too private?
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