Hang Out

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Why doesn’t anyone notice me?
I’ve been hanging around here for six years!
Nobody even sees me. I am invisible?
Does anyone even care?
Just wait…
Soon…
My time will come.
I will show them.
Soon.
They’ll regret just passing me by.
Soon.
I can feel my time is coming.
Soon.

Soon….

OR

She considered the cowboy hanging on the wall and wondered. Where did he come from? Who was his human? Why was he discarded?
She thought he was sweet, in his vintage and yellowing form. He was smiling and happy and she imagined him having a good life with a playful human.
She imagined him riding plastic horses and leading them to imaginary waterholes.
She saw him going home every evening to a beautiful cowgirl, having dinner together and cuddling on the couch.

Suddenly… she envied his life.

I am addicted to writing silly notes when flying. I’m sure you know by now that I fly a lot. I usually start watching a film or a TV show and then I’m drawn to pick up my iPhone and start writing. Most often, I use the Notes App but I’m trying to remember to use Evernote instead – I have a notebook there where I try to keep all of my ideas and notes for my blog.

This post is my last one for the 5 photos 5 stories event. I was nominated by Pauline at Gypsy Life to participate and it’s been fun. If you’d like to join in, just post 5 photos over 5 days with some accompanying writing and nominate someone each day to join the event.

You can see my previous entries here:

I’m also submitting this photo to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic. I was with Lucile in a cafe in Amsterdam when I took this photo over her shoulder. The cafe was so cute – filled with vintage items, even hanging from the ceilings. I really miss Amsterdam.

x desleyjane

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. And yet again you surprise me! So cute.
    Love the happy end for this vintage cowboy’s story. It’s soooo Amsterdam!
    If you had stayed one week here and visited that area everyday, this blog would have stories for a book. Time to come back, my dear! And we miss you too! Including the cowboy…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much. We had so much fun. We’ll do it again. Just a matter of when! Xx

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  2. nty6x says:

    Haha i loved how you played the two different point of views ๐Ÿ™‚ i can almost feel the character come to life now hehehe

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Heheh!! Thank you!!

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  3. Mara Eastern says:

    The story strikes me as quite threatening, great but threatening, maybe I have watched too much of Chucky the killer doll…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I am truly inspired by horror. Thanks so much Mara.

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  4. brittabottle says:

    So creative, DesleyJane. I love the idea of being inspired by an object. There are so many trinkets around my parents house and I there is certainly a story of some sort waiting in them!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Britta, it’s a fun way to pass the time on a long flight. Your parents house sounds like a treasure trove!!

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      1. brittabottle says:

        My pleasure, as always. ๐Ÿ™‚
        My mom loves antique trinkets and things, particularly anything mid-century modern–most of them from a local antique store in the town my grandparents live in. It adds character to their house, certainly.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          How cool. You can get lots of neat photos and inspiration!

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  5. What a creative take on this little guy! I enjoyed both aspects that you wrote as to why he is up there! Very cute!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Lia!!

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  6. andy says:

    The cutest cowboy, so far ๐Ÿ˜€
    Loved both the aspects. Seems your flying time is never wasted.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL thank you โ˜บ๏ธ

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  7. A.B Mood says:

    The second story kinda reminded me of Woody from Toy Story ๐Ÿ˜€ Both the takes on the picture are wonderful โค

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Would you believe I was thinking of Woody?! Wondering if I should include a pull string on his back in the story!

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      1. A.B Mood says:

        Ooooh yes you should ๐Ÿ˜€ ^_^

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  8. pommepal says:

    What a vivid imagination DJ. That is a great way to spend flying time.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks PP. I do it so often I need to do something to keep boredom at bay ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  9. Sap for a happy ending and admirer of a great imagination.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! It’s more productive than when I just stare at the TV ๐Ÿ˜

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