In 1985 my beautiful young wife and I were married. We spent our honeymoon in Fiji, some of it in a little grass hut on a remote outer island. There is a photo I took of her there. It is the saddest thing I own.
If beauty, the promise of youth, and love can be embodied in a photo – that is it. For me of course.
It was 18 years later that she divorced me. Two years ago. I still love her but she has moved on – which I have accepted.
Other People's Thoughts
Where’s the picture? Happiness is where the heart is. Yours should be at the promise of your new future.
— geo_storm Tuesday May 9, 2006 #
The Saddest Thing I Own is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It is supported by the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable contributions of artists to society.