Sitting, waiting, wishing

“Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.”

~ Fran Lebowitz

I didn’t realize until I was given this photo prompt just how many photographs of chairs I’ve taken. The angles and geometry of chairs are mesmerizing to me. Depending on where you find them, there has to be some wonderful stories just waiting to be told.

This one for instance… I was out driving around, looking for somewhere to go for my weekly photo hike and I passed an old, dilapidated building. The roof was gone, weeds were growing up through the surrounding driveway and through the floor inside. This rusty chair and other debris were wasting away outside.

What did this place used to be? It was in a very rural area where there were mainly farms. Was this at one time a busy, popular gas station or store. Was there some disaster like a fire or storm that destroyed it? Or did the business fall into disrepair as the local residents moved away, migrating to more urban areas? Why was this lone chair left behind when the building was abandoned? There is a story here sitting, waiting to be told.

From my Flickr archive (you’ll have to click on the link for #6 to see how chairs are involved):

1. Chairs, 2. chairs, 3. Rocking chairs, 4. A quiet place to wait, 5. cabinchair_WM, 6. Storm clouds

For the IndieInk Photo Battle (#IIPhoto) this week, Headant challenged me with “Chair” and I challenged Supermaren with “Food.”

7 thoughts on “Sitting, waiting, wishing

  1. I love it. Except of course I disagree with the enough chairs part – but then again I’m a ground sitting person. I’m always intrigued by the things that get left behind and how they got there – and why. Definitely a story – or two – to be told there.


  2. Your chair photos are some of my favorites because I always feel like chairs have such a cool story to tell. Like, who’s sat in them, where have they traveled, how were they made, how did they weather the storms (outside), etc. Love this 🙂


  3. I love, love, love these photos!!!! We really need to discuss one of these blown up for my living room wall… peaceful!!


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