XDrive Photo Story (Sep) – Part 2

Raj started a new Photo Story Series, and it goes like this: he writes the first part of the story, and we will continue writing 2nd, 3rd…, etc. (Every week one contribution will be chosen as a part of the official story and we go from there.) And, hopefully, we will come up with a good story at the end of month… something like that 😉 Please stop at Raj’s blog to find out the rules and read the first part of September story.

Here is my photo and my second part of the story. (I probably will try this once a month at the most… so little free time after retiring, let me tell you…

As soon as he passes the security door, he starts looking around, even though he knows very well that she’s not in the crowd. As a matter of fact, if he sees her, he wouldn’t even know what to say. Still, he keeps searching.

What’s wrong with me? I haven’t thought of her for 6 months now. Wait a second… does this have something to do with the tea I drank on the plane? I should’ve asked for Jack for sure.

On his way to the parking lot, he looks up. The sky clearly is grey.

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A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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25 Responses to XDrive Photo Story (Sep) – Part 2

  1. brenda says:

    Oh I like your continuation…who is she, when did they part and what was the reason, did they spend time together over tea, or was it the scent of the tea, the comfort, and how will they meet, again? I’ve been captured!!!!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Brenda. Your comment brought a smile to my face. I haven’t written any fiction story for a while; I wasn’t sure I wanted to. To my surprise, I did have a lot of fun.
      I think Contemplative photography is very interesting. I watched a couple of videos; I want to learn more. Thank you for introduce it to us!
      Have a great evening.

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      • brenda says:

        The contemplative videos I have found thus far seem to be more like info commercials; yet, I did find an interesting website. Maybe Ted Forbes and the Candid Camera have set a standard for educational videos that I expect to see.

        I am looking forward to the continuation of your story.

        http://seeingfresh.com

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        • Helen C says:

          Brenda, this is an excellent site!!! I can spend a whole day there reading articles and seeing photos. I bookmarked the page, and plan to go back to read all. This site definitely has better examples 😉 Thank you so much.
          Do you know the difference between Miksang and contemplative photograph? Miksang is a form of contemplative photograph, so it’s possible to be a contemplative photograph but not Miksang? I am not very clear on that.
          Have a wonderful evening.

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          • brenda says:

            Helen, this is a great question! After a bit of thought, I wonder if the difference can be found when comparing breathing meditation that invites us to keep returning to the breath and the mindful meditation that I’ve read in Thich Nhat Hanh’s work, “‘Breathing in, I am aware of my in-breath. Breathing out, I am aware of my out-breath. Mindful mediation seems to be like a self-guided meditation and Miksang seems to be a self-guided contemplative practice. Does this make sense?

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        • Helen C says:

          One challenge for a writing project like Raj’s is that every person has a different writing voice/style. 😉 It will be fun to watch what will happen next…

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        • Helen C says:

          Thanks, Brenda. It does make sense now. There are still a couple of things that I need to think through. This kind of research/thinking is fun. 😉
          Have a great day.

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        • Dina says:

          Thank you for introducing this excellent website and contemplative photography to me – to us all, Brenda! I have bookmarked it and look forward to reading more about it. 🙂

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  3. Raj says:

    Hmm.. nice continuation here Helen…. yes the picture tells a lot about what you wrote. I am guessing that tea is the key here!
    Thank you for your contribution! Cheers

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Raj. If the tea is the key, it would be a little too easy, wouldn’t it? Ha ha.
      I wanted to comment when you first introduced your idea of this challenge, but I had too many things in my mind at the time and later forgot to ;-( I think this is more complicated than photo challenges. I can’t wait to see how it goes. Good luck.
      Have a great day.

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      • Raj says:

        It is complicated .. but one can be very creative here with respect to writing and imagination. Only thing is it has to come to an end properly. When many people are involved I think my jog becomes easy. Now I let you sleep. Good night to you!

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  4. Rupali says:

    Great contribution Helen.

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Interesting idea. I should bend my brain to it… but I probably won’t 🙂 🙂

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  6. serendipity says:

    Sounds like a fascinating story with suspense! Now I am curious about what will happen next.

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  7. Dina says:

    This is so fascinating! 🙂 And a great photo too.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Dina. It’s quite a challenge 😉 Long time ago, one of my friends and I were thinking of writing a novel together — we would take turns and the whole novel would be written in two voices. That was fun. We wrote many chapters, but unfortunately we didn’t finish the book. I would do it again if I find a good partner 😉 In Raj’s project, each write 10 sentences — I don’t know how it will work out. It will be an interesting experience for all for sure 😉
      Have a great day.

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  9. Great shot Helen .. I’m hooked 🙂

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