Here and Now

The words never said, the silence ever still, a lifetime of memories linger, seemingly surreal.

Reality is our destination, located at the junction of here and now. 

Memory is a reminiscent lane paved with good intentions from there and then.

The distance between reality and memory is ear to ear and head to toe.

The lane you choose is up to you, but if it feels like a dead end, turn around and start again.

We can’t change our past, but leaving it there paves our way for a fresh, new second chance.

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Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – December 2020

Inspired by life’s choices and the ones that matter most.

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Go the distance here and now!

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Catacombs of Treasured Memories

Catacombs of treasured memories stir and stimulate the senses in my mind.

Memories appear in glimpses, with sounds of life, on a stage, revealed by closed eyes.

The memories lean intimately closer to hear, once again, why I love them so.

Although memories outlive reality, reality knows I love them all, flesh and bones.

Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – July 2019

Inspired by memories of loved ones.

Learning to make pie dough.