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Living Incommunicado
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by

It is day 13 of the 28 day WWFC writing challenge.  My lucky number!  Today’s subject is “incommunicado.”

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Had it been four weeks since she moved to Corolla? She had given away nearly everything she owned, save for items she held close to her heart.  Children’s art, pictures, jewelry and books were at the top of her “must save” list.

It was surprisingly easy to get rid of all the junk that held her down.  Furniture, knick-knacks and rarely worn clothing now sat at Goodwill.  The house was no longer a burden following a short sale, despite the significant financial loss.

Out went the smart phone, as well as the laptop and tablet.  She now relied on a land line and had given up her TV.

Closing the book, she raised her head and looked at the line of sand dunes.  Smiling, she realized that soon her mother would arrive, followed by her kids and their gear.

There was time for one more swim before everyone pulled in.  Grabbing her towel and sandals, she walked down the stairs and headed towards the beach.

Despite what acquaintances had warned, living incommunicado was far from a life of sacrifice.  On the contrary.  Her life had never been more full.

Corolla Rainbow

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  • That would work for me, Katherine. Sounds idyllic.

  • I have always thought life would improve if we weren’t burdened by so much stuff. I am not brave enough to get rid of everything to find out but I suspect that it is true.

  • MsDarkstar

    I wouldn’t want to give up the Internet. But it’s been years since I’ve been to the beach and I miss it.

  • frankleemeidere

    Sounds nice, but I pretty much did this last year. Now I’m trying to reacquire all my stuff. It’s possible I have no soul.

  • Ron

    “Despite what acquaintances had warned, living incommunicado was far from a life of sacrifice. On the contrary. Her life had never been more full.”

    You GO, Katherine! And applaud you for following your heart!

    Beautifully expressed post. And those two photographs are absolutely stunning…WOW!

  • Wow! This is so cool! I did a version of this when my kids were very young. I had a ton of furniture from the house I had shared with my ex-husband. I got rid of just about everything and bought a bunch of lucite cubes. That was our furniture for about two years. The kids loved it and so did I.

  • Oh my goodness. This is so beautiful, it makes me want to become completely gadget free – if only for a few days. And that last photo? PRICELESS!

  • It might be easier than one would think, but I’m not ready to give up my gadgets yet. I would, however, like a place at the beach.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I like the beach plenty, but I’m not giving up the Internet until they pry my smoking keyboard from my dead, cold hands.

  • ReformingGeek

    Ah, very nice and peaceful. The rainbow photo is perfect.

  • Wow! Is that really your beach place? I’ll definitely have to come hide out with you there sometime! (Where Nicky can’t find us!)

  • I’m with Mike. I fear I may be too far gone to succumb to the simple life.

  • KZ

    Living incommunicado is a nice lifestyle to visit, but I personally couldn’t stand a lifetime of living that way. I do concede though that unplugging for an extended period of time is nice every now and then.

  • What a wonderful piece of writing, Katherine. 🙂 That said, I am so not giving away my internets, not for all the sandy beaches in the world.

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