Photo Essay

Apostrophe

Brooklyn, NY: Coney Island

Dear Apostrophe,

It is impossible to walk around the corner and not see your face in every gerbera. Reasoning and raising our voices, only one twist of the lamp's switch is enough to wash the city of its patina. I once wrote a love letter and inserted it into a balloon and let it take off. Every now and then, I receive a wrong call on my phone. I'm thinking it could be you, Apostrophe. Across state lines, there's a horizon called New Jersey where the tungsten glows hot, where the jets circle the sky like a pearl necklace. It's not that hard to imagine the world without, really. Like any other blue shirt in the back of the closet, it's the smell of lavender that reminds us to long, to pine, to rescue our words from jumping off the ledge of our tongues.

Yours,

GJC

15 responses

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous shots and narration

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (29 Sep 2012):

    JUST A WORD: MASTERPIECE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brenda burk

    brenda burk   gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    fantastic

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    Voted yes definitely!

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (30 Sep 2012):

    Congrats on being Story of the Week!!!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen

    Gary Joseph Cohen said (30 Sep 2012):

    I am deeply honored. And thank you, Brenda Burk, for the initial nomination! -GJC

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (30 Sep 2012):

    One great work here from various points of view.Very well chosen for story of the week!You make my day!!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (30 Sep 2012):

    Congrats on being Story of the Week!!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (1 Oct 2012):

    congrats on story of the week - so well deserved!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (1 Oct 2012):

    Many Congrats. blog-tastic!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen

    Gary Joseph Cohen said (1 Oct 2012):

    My deep appreciation to all. -GJC

  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (2 Oct 2012):

    so full of substance and beauty...gjc, you never disappoint! of course you made "story of the week"!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Oct 2012):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen

    Gary Joseph Cohen said (5 Oct 2012):

    Thank you, my friends. Thank you all!

Want to leave a comment? Log in or sign up!