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I Once Was a Bicycle

This picture shows a bike, or at least it was once upon a time. Some may think this is trash, many would garbage it.
One man’s trash still locked up tight. Broken into pieces doesn’t necessarily mean without purpose, I suppose.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
1 year ago

You really do take the most interesting pictures, Melissa. Your comments on this picture are very enigmatic, and could have a variety of meanings. I would say broken into pieces truly does not mean without value or without a purpose. In fact, I would suggest that broken into pieces might be preparation for an entirely new purpose. Your words are food for thought.

Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

I think that you and I are often on the same wave length, Melissa. Your title was such a strong clue for this picture, and an excellent example of how important a title can be. If your title was something like “Call 911” or “Stolen in Plain Sight”, I wouldn’t have enjoyed it nearly as much. You have such depth of thinking.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

P.S. I really like that your title is “I Once Was a Bicycle”, instead of “I Am a Bicycle”. It reminded me of the old song “Amazing Grace”. So you were once a bicycle – I wonder what you are now?  ? 

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

It’s very sad when you can no longer lock up your bicycle with a single lock and hope to return and find it unscathed, like you could when I was a child. Now, everything has a value to someone. You now have to ensure that any potentially removable parts are also secured, or you’re likely to return and find you’re missing a wheel, the seat or the peddles, or, as your photograph clearly demonstrates, everything but the frame. I’m sure that would have gone too, if it hadn’t been locked up!

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

So many questions and lots of inspiration for a story or poem! I guess we writers usually look at most things as potential prompts 🙂 A great photo, Melissa – I can hear the cogs in my mind turning!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

The title and the pictures intrigued me. And your descriptions add more mystery to it. I agree with Fuji; you have taken the most interesting picture, Melissa. I love it. 

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Melissa. I am sorry, I will disagree with you. It is not a weird taste but it is photography and art. You are lucky with such talent that leads you to build a very lovely story. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

You’re always welcome, Melissa. You deserve more than all the kind words.

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