The Bureau – August 15, 2104


PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Sitting down at the bureau he was writing a jisei reflecting on the beautiful moments of the day.

He had no intentions of dying just yet, this was an exercise he’d inherited from his grandfather just like the bureau itself.

“Remember Jon, live every moment walking with Death … he’s a good counselor.”

“But Grandpa, I’d be constantly sad to think about death!”

“No, don’t think about death, think about each action being your last … and if you want to have it on your conscience for all eternity!”

orange sunset
the first nightingale’s notes
summer paradise

Written for Friday Fictioneers

14 thoughts on “The Bureau – August 15, 2104

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    • Actually the original idea came not from a grandfather but an oriental scripture I’d read a long long time ago. It’s not a half bad idea though. We in the west tend to shudder and hide from the idea of death … when in reality doing so makes the fear of death grow. The idea of walking with death is that we should weigh our actions as they might be our legacy. Thanks for dropping by Randy. Georgia.


  2. Georgia, There’s a lot of truth in that story. Unfortunately, some young people seem to think that they’ll never die. They’re very careless with their lives. I’ve found that one day at a time is about all I can handle. Good and well written. 🙂 —Susan


    • Well, that’s the strengh and weakness of youth. You can rationally believe that you’re vunerable, but if you believe it too much you can’t take a step … in this moment of world crisis many youth are insecure about their future and that’s tragic. I agree, one day at a time is about the best way you can live. Thanks Susan for dropping by 🙂 Georgia.


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