Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hearts And Sleeves



A practical turn to my wedding outfit: I must find a cover up for the bruise on my arm.

Off shopping then. Quickly. Time is of the essence, as they say. 

On the slip road to the A30 a hearse is pulled up, hazard lights flashing. The coffin is draped in a cloth, bright clear red, under a circled wreath.


How this contusion arrived, I don't recall, no matter how I frown. I drive: give up. There is a bruise: that is all that can be dredged.


A white crop cardigan suffices, matches the white flip-flops, the pearly Alice band, the damaged beaded bag that I bargained for.


It's a good bruise. Puzzles me, how I missed the cause of it.

It's the shape of a heart.
So, here I am, pulling odd faces in concentration, trying to take a picture of my heart-bruise. Either mystery or symbology makes it a perfect subject. 



4 comments:

  1. Bit speechless. That's quite a contusion.

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  2. Dontcha just hate those bruises of unknown origins? On the bright side, at least yours has an interesting shape.

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  3. Heart-Shaped Bruise: Sounds like a Nirvana song! I get bruises-of-unknown origin all the time. It does make one wonder. Are we that clumsy, or that impervious to pain?

    Hope it heals quickly, and enjoy that wedding!

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  4. Still puzzling over how it got there- bruises are expected in my line of work, and I do fall off tree branches in the woods... but this is a deep sore bruise and I'm surprised I didn't note the origin of it. I think it tells me how distracted I am!

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