DIALOGUE – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – OLD NUMBER TWO

old number 2 fire engine

Views of my favorite old fire engine. I know, on one level, that he is an inanimate object. A truck. Metal and glass and rubber. An engine that ceased running years ago. A fire truck whose time came and went.

old number 2 fire engine truck

Despite knowing this, I feel like this old truck holds history in his rusty body. Memories. Fires, rescues. History.

OLD NUMBER TWO FIRE ENGINE

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way because the countryside has many veteran trucks and other vehicles quietly rusting in fields, often keeping company with the growing corn and the grazing cows and sheep.

old number two fire engine wheel

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We invest our things with personality. Maybe we can’t help it. We are alive and we share at least the sense of life with those things with which we share our world.

Old number 2 fire engine truck

REVISITING OLD NUMBER TWO – DIALOGUE

15 thoughts on “REVISITING OLD NUMBER TWO – DIALOGUE

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  2. The life stories/memories of inanimate objects…I completely understand. I tend to feel the stories of old houses…the life they’ve seen, the stories captured in their walls, the changes in the world it has seen. If the walls could talk, I would be the willing listener.

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    • Old houses can be very chatty and full of ghosts. Until this house, we lived in many old houses. I think the last place we lived on Beacon Hill had been around since Paul Revere and I’d swear they planned the Revolution in the living room.

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    • And so near the house. I’ve been following Old Number 2 for more than 10 years, how his fortunes have risen and fallen … remembered sometimes, forgotten at others. I like visiting. I figure he must get lonely.

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