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Standing there in the light drizzle, invisible to the others gathered closely together in animated conversation, he watched patiently for the approaching bus. He’d travelled to Brighton on this, his wedding anniversary, dipping recklessly into his meagre pension and remembering his honeymoon so many decades earlier. Margaret was gone now. Had been some ten years already. But walking around Brighton and the old abandoned pier he had been transported back, to happier days, kinder days. The damp began to creep into his bones now and he knew he’d seen Brighton for the last time in his life. At 80 he sensed that nearly every venue he visited now, he was seeing it for the last time. Margaret had wanted to go to America for their honeymoon, to Florida, but of course that was beyond their modest means. They’d made do with Brighton. Ironic he thought. They said that Florida was “God’s Waiting Room”, but he knew better. He was standing in God’s waiting room now, at this Bus Stop in Brighton. (Narrative by UnEasy)

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    fantastic candid Mojca!

  • Thanks John! I apreciate it! :-)

    – Mojca Savicki

  • -Lilith-
    -Lilith-over 4 years ago

    A wonderful capure Mojca, very atmospheric…

  • Thaks Lilith, my friend :)

    – Mojca Savicki

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago
    • Nicely done !
  • Thank you Bradley!

    – Mojca Savicki

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic street capture. I sense, even from the almost vague expression of the old man, a sense of lassitude or weariness as he waits. This image fairly begs for the reader to invent a narrative of thought. Such exquisite subtlety. A remarkable photo.

  • Thanks KD! Yes, a narrative….why don’t you write a narrative? I think it would be great as you are a master of it :))))))….

    – Mojca Savicki

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 4 years ago

    Mojca this is a greeeeat capture.. in a wonderful location!! LOV IT!!!

  • Yep, a wonderful location :)…..thanks!

    – Mojca Savicki

  • anisja
    anisjaover 4 years ago

    Great ! Krasno pokazano i odlicno fotkano.

  • Najlepša hvala, Anisja! Drago mi je, da ti se svidja :-)

    – Mojca Savicki

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot. Waiting … the great British pass time.

  • Haha, yes….Thank you Mark!

    – Mojca Savicki

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 4 years ago

    Standing there in the light drizzle, invisible to the others gathered closely together in animated conversation, he watched patiently for the approaching bus. He’d traveled to Brighton on this, his wedding anniversary, dipping recklessly into his meager pension and remembering his honeymoon so many decades earlier. Margaret was gone now. Had been some ten years already. But walking around Brighton and the old abandoned pier he had been transported back, to happier days, kinder days. The damp began to creep into his bones now and he knew he’d seen Brighton for the last time in his life. At 80 he sensed that nearly every venue he visited now, he was seeing it for the last time. Margaret had wanted to go to America for their honeymoon, to Florida, but of course that was beyond their modest means. They’d made do with Brighton. Ironic he thought. They said that Florida was “God’s Waiting Room”, but he knew better. He was standing in God’s waiting room now, at this Bus Stop in Brighton.

  • Wow, you’re quick….i have just finished an email to you :)
    It’s sad, the narrative, but really great, I love it. And i think it could even be real :).

    – Mojca Savicki

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 4 years ago

    I like the monochrome version better. Uneay narrative is excellent.

  • I like the monocrome better too :)….and thanks to Kevin it got a story :). He is good, isn’t he?

    – Mojca Savicki

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture! :))

  • Thanks Tatum!

    – Mojca Savicki

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