We go through life with a certain plan in mind, thinking everything is headed in one direction, until you get blindsided and knocked off course. I fell on the ice on Christmas Eve, onto my prosthetic hip, making it necessary once again for me to use crutches (Deja vu; I was on crutches for six months straight in 2011).
My life has been tossed up in the air, waiting for doctors to decide to help me. Until then, I have to learn how to be patient. Last Saturday I tried out my new camera, crutches and all.
“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing…after all, what’s a life anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die…By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
— E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web)
If the barn below and the house looks familiar, check the link from a previous post.
The photograph above was featured on Instagram Pocket Abandoned.
Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over and Pocket Abandoned. Check out the new Bonanza Store for AFD merchandise! Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Trish is regularly featured on The Mighty, Huffington Post Divorce, and Her View From Home. She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matter, and The Five Moms, and has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz.