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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Forever




Closed.
FOREVER.
Have a nice day.

My favorite health food store.
Still empty.
A sunny chime still hangs in the door.
Piles of books fill a grocery cart in the window.
The lavender out front still thrives -- it blooms and spills unchecked out onto the sidewalk.
Abandoned.

19 comments:

  1. oh no....I'm sorry.

    but can you go get some of the lavender?

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  2. I love the big cumulonimbus in the reflection. Like there's a storm coming. And with the wind chime in the middle of the cloud? Brilliant!

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  3. that "closed forever" sign was written with love....you can just tell.....how sad !

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  4. this is so sad... such a powerful photo

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  5. How sad, and such a sign of the times. I love the slightly stormy look to the cloud in the reflection. Great post, even though it carries a sad message.

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  6. Char, I didn't think to pick some lavender. I just may have to go back tomorrow and do just that! And the storm DID come about an hour or so after this was shot. Lovely thunder and lightening and then it all blew away...
    :-)

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  7. Very sad, powerful story in your photo! Take care.

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  8. That is sad for you and the owners. I can imagine this sign being written with a heavy heart. Another casualty of the Economic Crisis, I am guessing.

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  9. Lovely with Mr. Sun wind chime smack dab in the middle of that cloud's reflection! But, oh so sad at the same time.

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  10. Very sad when businesses have to close up....
    I say help yourself to the lavender, someone needs to enjoy it!

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  11. i'm thinking that the owners saw the silver lining out there waiting for them and went on to bluer skies. :) sad for you, though!

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  12. such signs are always sad to see.
    but your shot, with the cloud in the glass and the windchime left behind, is perfect.

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  13. the reflection in glass and the wind chime shed some lightness on a sad sign~ great photo!

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  14. oh this door and your words tell a story. i understand this.

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  15. Very sad and story telling photo!...so many of my favorite small stores are closing up too...

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  16. How sad. So many signs like this nowadays. I love the threatening clouds in reflection!

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  17. I hate to see health food stores have to close up...so sad :( great story-telling photo!

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  18. Oh so sad. That forever just clutches at your heart. Hope and dreams abandoned.

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