This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is the word “transient.” To me, this means something like “just passing through.” It suggests movement, and a fleeting moment in time.
At our nephew’s wedding in Northumberland in the UK, a few years back, we sat on benches watching the sunset. It was an occasion when the family were united – and an evening that came and went.
During their last visit to Jamaica (an annual event, as they explore and catalogue Jewish cemeteries in Jamaica) I met the American/Jamaican Jewish volunteers at the Elletson Road cemetery. Many graves are badly damaged – some made of marble have been simply hacked off, so we don’t know who was buried there. This word “Depart” on a fragment sums up the transience of our lives. We, too, are just passing through.
And what is more transient than a lighted candle, or a bunch of blossom? They will soon be gone, in the blink of an eye.