UNTRACINGS BY ETTA SHON

FICTION + ART BY E SHON

Month: February, 2012

California Dreaming

I’d be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.

Lighter

Sunset Blvd- Silverlake, California

My creative juices are drying up in this unyielding winter sun.

California. We may be shallow but at least we’re happy.

PCH Reverie

Huntington Beach, California.

Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway on a late afternoon in February. This is the California of my youth. The scenery never fails to lull me into a faraway place of the deepest comfort. My eyes scan over the same patterns of light and reflection that fall into perfect alignment to the visions in my memory. The old familiar sensation warms my bones from within and soaks into the coldness of my skin. I am somehow at peace in this moment, despite the poignant awareness of my isolation.

Everyman

Thank you for remembering.

Solitude


Istanbul, Turkey

A walk across the Galata Bridge. The first moment of satisfactory solitude since the flight. The memory of eternity’s imminence sends a jolt through my conscience and leaves a dull, uneasy buzzing in my head. I close myself in shallow pockets of distraction, only long enough for that insidious reminder to creep back into my mind, seizing my entire being.

Even from across the world, the chase resumes.

Cukurcuma

Cukurcuma, Istanbul

Wonderment

Istanbul- it leaves me breathless.

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