Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45 – Crisp Sings.

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I fear my aged companion, Crisp, is losing her mind. Either that or I have been reading far too much of late about dementia.

We were out walking along the lake, and she stopped and began singing:

“The water is wide, I cannot get o’er
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall cross my true love and I.”

Crisp is not known for her singing ability, she struggles to recognise a note let alone hold one, so it came as a surprise to hear her singing. Looking across I spied the windmill in the distance and remembered a story she told me of her youth when she met a young Dutch boy who won her heart before disappearing down a sinkhole.

She was quiet for a while, unusual in itself, before taking my hand and walking on.

 

Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2019/09/18/crimsons-creative-challenge-45/

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9 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #45 – Crisp Sings.

  1. As Sadje says, a sad story. Yet midway through I burst into a raucous laugh. “Crisp is not known for her singing ability, she struggles to recognise a note let alone hold one”. Yea, that’s what most folk say of me.

  2. Dale says:

    This was wonderful, Michael…. even if it had a touching moment.

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