A Sad Word–or Not?

Sometimes words are so perfect in what they say, you have to share them. Thanks Linda for these beautiful words.

Just Writing!

Abandoned

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt

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I am always intrigued by the way words in the English language can mean totally different things, or at least have several different connotations.

No one wants to be abandoned.  Abandonment raises many counseling issues, and tends to color a person’s whole life in shades of black and grey. The abandoned person feels worthless, isolated, guilty.  If a child is abandoned by a parent, lifelong struggles with the results of that can twist his life.  When an adult child abandons an elderly parent, the hopelessness is painful to see.

We think of abandoned pets, abandoned houses that deteriorate and are finally condemned. Abandoned train stations and rail yards  proliferate across our landscape, and are often the settings for interesting photography.  Abandoned mines cause sinkholes; they are dangerous in other ways as well. An abandoned graveyard is surely one…

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4 thoughts on “A Sad Word–or Not?

  1. I love old cemeteries. There are some in my area, including some that are truly abandoned. I visit, though. One is a hidden one, at the edge of a farm field. I have written about these, including for the letters E and H, in the A-Z challenge.

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