six word fridays: seconds


a moment – all there is between

one breath and the next. respirated,

flowing between, around and amidst us.

spooled by time into something tangible;

knitted into thoughts we can touch,Six Word Fridays

shape into memories. imprinted. in the

steady passing of seconds – tick tock.

It’s Six Word Fridays again – go have some six-word fun at Making Things Up.

18 Responses to “six word fridays: seconds”

  1. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce

    Wow, I love the abstraction here. It’s a microanalysis of life. I also love the images of flow, spooling, knitting, imprinting. Very beautiful!

  2. ayala

    Mel, this is just beautiful!

  3. seekingzeal

    Nice job!

  4. 2bdancing

    I second (fourth?) what everyone else said. Spooled by time into something tangible especially 🙂

  5. Belinda

    This is gorgeous, Mel! I felt woven into every word.

  6. Melissa

    I am swimming in your words.
    Spooling, flowing, between and betwixt… timely.

  7. kate

    “spooled by time into something tangible”
    this really hit home for me!

    • melgallant

      Hi Kate,

      That line is how I think of motherhood. All these moments with my daughter spooled into deeply felt and cherished memories.

  8. Kelly

    Love the delicate, weightiness of this.

  9. Sara

    I could see the seconds woven together before my eyes. Beautiful.

  10. Amy @ Never-True Tales

    I love how this slows the reader down to precisely ONE second, especially with the use of the word ‘knitted’. Thank you for this!

  11. Somekindofmom

    I love seconds passing like breaths… nice!


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