How Much Was Mine to Keep

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“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”  

~ Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Photograph:  © StephiaMadelyne


3 thoughts on “How Much Was Mine to Keep

  1. That pointing finger, or what appears to be a pointing finger, looks like he a clue. Maybe ‘this much’ in relation to Kurt Vonnegut’s thought. ‘Here’ is what I can keep. ‘Now’ is what I can keep. Great image to use addressing a question which is a story or a map. Somebody’s walking across that map.

  2. Steven – this is why I love your comments, beautiful encapsulated! For “he” is me… action shots I was playing with a while back (having the camera take multiple pictures as I walked toward it). Yet perhaps me is not me, as I meant it to be genderless, unidentifiable. So what am I pointing to? What is he pointing to? Can it all just fit in one bag? All we are able to keep? And am I truly in the present? You have me off on a tangent now… as you always do.

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