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Pencil, Ink-wash, Watercolour on Arches, Cold-Pressed, Watercolour Block.

16”X 12”

Loraine, Captif Amoureux.

I had called and written. The emails were unanswered even though they were not automatically returned. A few times I talked on the phone, hearing shallow breathing and I begun to hate the silence before at an appropriate break the phone was switched off. We lived far enough away that we never accidently met, and now, suddenly, she was here, only 10 feet away, silent, quiet, alone.

It had taken this long to not think of her in every breath I took now should I speak?
And what would I say? What insult can I add to the injury already imparted to a graceful soul? The urgent tinkling bell of a bicycle brought me back and stepping off the road I was 2 foot closer and nearly at the door to the café. People were already looking up from their tables with questioning looks at this chap, obviously a foreigner, staring at the pale, sad woman just inside the doorway.

I snatched the watch-cap off my head, stuffed it into my pocket and pulled down the scarf under my chin. Bending the body as if to peer into the shadows I called out with a lively smile: “Loraine… comment vas-tu ma chère?”
She looked up expressionless, held my eyes for a second and looked away and down to her coffee.
I shuffled, lost for words, embarrassed by the silence, isolated at the edge of the side-walk while conversations stilled to look at this intruder.

My mind was desperate for her to respond, even if it was to abuse me, even if to hurl something towards me, but nothing came at me but a wall of silence.
My eyes downcast I shuffled ungainly from the accusing eyes of those who did not realize how tenuous love is… and the wound reopens, just a little more jagged.

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cafe, winter, watercolour, saddness, tears, paris

A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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Comments

  • Jules Baldwin
    Jules Baldwinover 3 years ago

    love this too x

  • I see you love stories.
    Hope you have read the 2 parts before it.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • paintbrushpuke
    paintbrushpukeover 3 years ago

    i love your color choices :) they are all so vivid but always seem to complement each other.

  • Thank you Alison. I tried to create 3 different paintings in 3 different styles for the 3 parts of the story. So glad you like it.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Gunes Yilmaz
    Gunes Yilmazalmost 3 years ago

    awesome, well done

  • Thank you Gunes. From Turkey in Washington, how intriguing. Was in Istanbul last month. Will be in Washington in December.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    03-16-12
    CONGRATULATIONS

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  • Thank you Kira.
    So glad you featured all 3 parts in the story. Thank you.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago

    Excellent!

  • Thank you so much Diane.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thank you dear Tori.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Szymon Marciniak
    Szymon Marciniakover 1 year ago

    Amazing

  • Thank you Szymon.:o)

    – Ray-d

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