WPC – “Spare” – The Lonely Sweater

Spare (Defined) “Not currently in use; in reserve”

Glancing in the window of a recently closed children’s consignment shop, I spotted this tiny, orange sweater hanging forlornly in the now abandoned store front.  I pondered why this one vibrant item adorned with teddy bears, remained.  Perhaps a testament to a dream that was not to be or more simply that the sweater was left in haste?  I like to interpret it as a statement of fortitude left behind from the proprietor.   A symbol that whatever the future brings, he or she will survive.     I shall leave the interpretation to you gentle readers, but this melancholy image brought to mind the word spare for this week’s challenge.   

sweater

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Published by Kathy Simmons

I am an ex New Yorker who still misses the vibrancy of the city. I seek out the humor in every day life and relay it through my stories in the hope others will appreciate as well. I love to write about growing up with my fantastically unique Irish mother whose memory inspires me every day. Although she is no longer with us, her antics are an endless staple for my tales. I currently live in Connecticut with my husband, two sons and toy fox terrier Anabel.

17 thoughts on “WPC – “Spare” – The Lonely Sweater

    1. Tom, the still empty store is next to our favorite Thai restaurant. Each subsequent visit (now almost a year later) I am certain that this time, the sweater will be gone, but alas it still remains! Yes, can’t imagine it was left in haste. Thanks for comment and hope all well.

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  1. Wow, nice photo for this challenge…so organized, neat and clean but one thing hanging meets this weeks challenge…thanks for coming over to my blog, ~Jackie

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