#DDA75 | A (Short) Novel in One Photo

Hey Netnarr!

Earlier this week for Digital Daily Assignment #75, you asked for participants to spend time with this moving photo by Aleppo – to then create a short story that includes what this man is listening to on his record player. We are to use words to give a sense of the sounds of his environment.

Here is my short novel (in prose).

A Man Listens to Reconstruct

these are still my walls. my broken walls. am i broken?

i carry on …surrounded with these effects that no longer trouble me –
‘in a silent way’ plays for miles and after a long trip then –

I hope onto coltrane’s train,
with an extra tigga bounce that springs forth hope & tranquility –

and there – a love supreme.
i glide through the symphony and am lifted by it.
levitating now, I am able to see in true perspective.
i can move thru, around and even, inside these walls –
while reinforcing my physical self with the sonic notes I collect with each touch –
reconstructing this former self I am now hovering.

new walls built albeit sonic waves as bricks –
I study this new building in my making.

Hope you enjoyed this impromptu. Feel free to enjoy below – the sonic healings of Miles Davis & John Coltrane.

Til’ soon,

le-petitjo

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