No Longer Flashing Unsuspecting Strangers

For a decade and some months,
we flashed unsuspecting strangers,
startled friends
into grinning wickedly;
sometimes, hysterically.

Five days and some hours ago,
her flashing eye dimmed…
then died;
leaving me tapping an iPhone
that captures mildly grainy memories.

My heart hurts for you, camera dearest.

I Do Miss You, by Fabio Napoleoni

29 comments:

  1. A beautiful eulogy! RIP little camera! ❤

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    1. Thank you. Thank you very much. The pain lessens when shared with others. *sad (to the point of looking constipated) face*

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  2. A fitting and heartfelt tribute, go in peace sweet camera, your memories will remain (I hope, you did download them didn't you?).

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    1. The last memory stick I used is full (with my holiday pictures and stuff). I shall transfer them to a computer as soon as I find the proper attachment.

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  3. A stalwart companion now rests forevermore. Is there a New Orleans style funeral planned?

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    1. Only the best for a fellow flasher.

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  4. I love your twist on subjects!.. lol, and u know I was thinking somethin' completely different!.

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    1. Life is best when lived with a twist, isn't it?

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    2. Yay for a mind that accompanies my own into the gutter, lol!

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  5. I'm now trying to imagine what the ghost of a camera would be like. I wonder if you should salt the camera and burn it to keep it from haunting you and continuously taking only unflattering pics...
    Too much Supernatural during nights when I can't sleep.

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    1. Just imagine it... We could title the show, "That Haunting Flasher". ;-D

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  6. sometimes I pine for my old 'flasher' when I can't get my new one to focus on the right thing.

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    1. I'm kind of nervous about getting a new one. I know it's silly. But I had this camera for over ten years--we knew each other. Every camera I've seen is so... modern.

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  7. I need to buy a new camera too. Girls like us got to get our flash on, Magaly!

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    1. Indeed! Now are we to survive without getting our flash on?

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  8. Sounds like she lived a long and useful life!

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    1. She was good to me. We explored. Shot good times... ;-(

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  9. Aww...poor wee camera!

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    1. I might have to turn her into something artful... I just thought of that, as I typed this reply. LOL!

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  10. Oh to be in your extremely warped (but in the best way possible) mind. Tee Hee

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    1. If you ever get in there, stick to the darker parts... the lighted paths are traps. Trust me. I know.

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    1. Where are my smelling salts!

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  12. Aw! Mine is dead too! Finally got a new one I am still learning to use.

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  13. Your camera now has an empty eye-socket?

    Oh, Wait . . . that is another poem :D

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