Gone But Not Forgotten
This weeks Weekly Photography Challenge from WordPress is to show something that “Is gone but not forgotten“.
I had been toying with this for quite some time, as there are many things that meet this criteria that I immediately think of.
My mother for instance, never forgotten, but I won’t write or post a picture of her right now as it might make me cry.
There are animals “Gone but not forgotten, like my faithful horse, Rocky who stood the test of time, having to be put down at the grand at of 37, the first horse I bonded with that I trusted implicitly even when jumping the jump they called the ‘coffin’….shivvers.
There is my youth, ‘Gone but not forgotten’ I would say the freedom of youth, but is it so free with the constraints of school, the angst of growing up. I miss my young body though and mind free of responsibilities. Not that I would change what I have now, but we still remember.
There is each passing season and person that is taken from this mortal plane.
But today I remember my kind and funny pug, Splodge, who passed away this year at the age of 10. It was a sudden death, unexpected. I bought him for my mother as a puppy after her husband and other dogs had died. She didn’t want to bond with anyone or anything else, but I didn’t listen and got her this pug.
Though it was a challenge at her age to look after a puppy, she bonded and fell in love with him. When she passed away he became mine.
He had the nicest temperament I have ever come across in a dog and I make that a testament to my mother, her nature and how she brought him up.
My boys are devastated at his loss, as am I, still.
He is remembered daily in our minds, but we hold a piece of him in the form of ashes in this locket.
Thank you as always for reading, Justine xx
What is “Gone but not forgotten in your life?”
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