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Scenes From The Moth House

Collection by Ciara Brehony

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A story from some lost place in my head.

Ciara Brehony
What did he miss the most? It was the murmur of her voice in another room, the quiet hum in the kitchen, the clink of another knife on a plate at the table. And in the evening,  her footstep on the boards outside their bedroom door. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Bedroom Doors, Moth, Boards, Plate, Curtains, Kitchen, Table, House, Home Decor

What did he miss the most? It was the murmur of her voice in another room, the quiet hum in the kitchen, the clink of another knife on a plate at the table. And in the evening, her footstep on the boards outside their bedroom door. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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In the weeks that followed her certainty grows. His memory no longer a faint ghost but a living part of her, roused from slumber. It was time to go back ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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Why had he come? It would never be the same without her. Her ghost shadows him at every turn. His mind never resting, grasping, wondering, where is she now? It doesn't matter, after all, does it? She is with him. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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After everything, to come home and find his trusty, cheerful little friend frozen on the windowsill, it seemed a blow too cruel. And a grief clutches him as he takes it tenderly in his hand, and knowing it is too late, he brings into the warmth of his house, his heart burning in his chest. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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On the heels of the bitter winter that came and settled itself, burrowing deep into the surrounding forest, came a certainty, like a creeping ice that slowly spread through his chest, that held him in a tightening vice, and that he longed so badly to ignore. She would not be coming home. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

He could hear seagulls in the distance." The silence said it all. Like a stone in his gullet. And he hated himself for asking. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Moth, Distance, The Outsiders, Mansions, Stone, House Styles, Places, Rock, Manor Houses

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He could hear seagulls in the distance. "Where are you? Are you with him?" The silence said it all. Like a stone in his gullet. And he hated himself for asking. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

In the morning the thunder is still there, rolling around the distant sky. A dull, clammy day of downpours, the lake a soft sheen of grey like a heron's back. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Heron, Thunder, Moth, Sky, River, Places, House, Outdoor, Heaven

Scenes From The Moth House

In the morning the thunder is still there, rolling around the distant sky. A dull, clammy day of downpours, the lake a soft sheen of grey like a heron's back. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

From his chair he could see, framed by the trees, a piece of the sea. It seemed to float, stars of light suspended on dancing threads, as though played by some unseen hand. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Moth, Dancing, Trees, Sea, Country, Chair, Places, Frame, House

From his chair he could see, framed by the trees, a piece of the sea. It seemed to float, stars of light suspended on dancing threads, as though played by some unseen hand. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

It seemed there was always a third person with them. His presence like a spectre just over her shoulder, in the corner of her eye. She could ignore it no longer. She knew she had to see him. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Moth, Third, Wall Lights, Corner, Eye, Shoulder, House, Home Decor, Appliques

Scenes From The Moth House

It seemed there was always a third person with them. His presence like a spectre just over her shoulder, in the corner of her eye. She could ignore it no longer. She knew she had to see him. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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He was always there these days, in her dreams, hidden behind her eyes. Waiting quietly for the still moments, the unsuspecting moments when suddenly he was all she could see or smell or hear. The memory of him was slowly consuming her. She had left him. But he had not left her. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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On his wanderings he could not help his mind dissecting everything they had been. He should have known. There were times he wondered who she dressed for? She would take such care to make herself beautiful, yet she never cared what he thought. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

She cannot think about it, his face when he came upon them together. The brutal anguish like a keen blade under her skin. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Moth, Blade, House, Home, Homes, Llamas, Houses

Scenes From The Moth House

She cannot think about it, his face when he came upon them together. The brutal anguish like a keen blade under her skin. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

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He took what solace he could find, spending long desolate hours walking the fields, sitting in the church, letting the music there transport his very soul to such magnificent heights, where all sorrow fled his heart and mind. But each time, upon opening his eyes his ruined heart was cleaved in two again at his remembering. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

Increasingly he felt adrift. In fact, at times positively lost. Even work no longer held his fascination, consumed as he was by dark thoughts of where she may have gone. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Dark Thoughts, Has Gone, Moth, Felt, Times, Places, House, Felting, Home

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Increasingly he felt adrift. In fact, at times positively lost. Even work no longer held his fascination, consumed as he was by dark thoughts of where she may have gone. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

Some days, if she thought about his beloved face she almost could not remember why she had even left, and regret clutched at her heart until she could no longer breathe. ~ Scenes From The Moth House George Washington Bridge, Moth, Breathe, Heart, Places, House, Travel, Viajes, Home

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Some days, if she thought about his beloved face she almost could not remember why she had even left, and regret clutched at her heart until she could no longer breathe. ~ Scenes From The Moth House

That day that he had come home early, Oh! He could not stand to think of it! His eyes grew hot at the memory. ~ Scenes From The Moth House Describe Yourself, His Eyes, Moth, Suitcases, House, Painting, Collection, Home Decor, Decoration Home

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That day that he had come home early, Oh! He could not stand to think of it! His eyes grew hot at the memory. ~ Scenes From The Moth House