RELEGATED

Finally, everything was done. Sorta of.

An era seemed to have gone away, something seemed to have shifted with his passing.

Then the sorting, weighing, disposing, realigning and reassigning.

His valuables had no value in this time; his sentiments would not be honored. After all he was not going to be there any more.

Soon nothing would remain. He would be forgotten, his impact would vanish, his presence forgotten and his memory lost

Even the clock, his treasured masterpiece, was junked and relegated to the closet, irrelevant in a digital world.

Would she be too, she wondered.

*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

36 thoughts on “RELEGATED

  1. You’ve written a good short meditation on the transience of our self-importance. However, one thing that can linger on well after our death is the values we have lived by. Our children acquire them; improve them; and pass them on in turn to their own children.

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  2. Stuff is stuff. We attach more importance to it, especially when it belonged to someone else. In the end, though… it must be taken care of (speaking as one who is going through stuff!)

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  3. I’ve already felt a slight hint of wondering how soon I’ll be relegated to the corner of irrelevance. Had a new young pastor who made it clear that the older folks should just gracefully face into the sunset, and that was when I was just barely 60. Not going to church there any more 🙂 This story rang true for me.

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  4. Thank you!
    A word of encouragement – we are never unwanted and there is no retirement in the Body of Christ. According to the Biblical model, those of the gray hairs are of great value to God and are a valued treasure to the Body of Christ. Paul points out that the elders are the source of wisdom and teaching to the younger people of the church.

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