Friday 22nd October 2021

What I Will Never See Again. 23/52.#LifeThisWeek. 2018.47.

What I Will Never See Again. 23/52.#LifeThisWeek. 2018.47.

I am not sure what I thought this prompt would be about when it came to writing. Then, upon reflection, I decided the photos and some words could tell the story…of just a few things…of what I will never see again.

Some things of course are still there: Warragamba Dam, Manly Beach and Los Angeles…however, it is more likely than not that I will never see them again.

I note career items from my years as a young Mum and teacher, onto my senior years as Uni tutor and as an Education Specialist. Whilst I do not mention my grandchildren specifically any more (privacy reasons) it is noteworthy to add a drive to Sydney at dawn as a new grandchild was born and the eldest grandchild in an individual drama performance in the NSW Public Schools Spectacular in a place that no longer exists! With reference to our aging as I said to my husband when doing this post, there is hair neither of us will see again, along with our teeth! Gotta have a laugh.

There are things we will never see again because of where they occurred – the pool and the flowers – but who knows over time if we may not have at least one of those experiences again! More likely the flowers than the pool.



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  1. The changing landscape of our lives is bittersweet – the wide open spaces now suburbs are a weird farewell. Nice post.

    • Thank you Lydia, my mouth is literally wide-open when I drive through areas of ‘my old hood’ and see a new Maccas there! It is crazy development based on greed and now the housing market has started the much needed downturn in Sydney I fear for some people and their indebtedness to value of house.

      Denyse x

  2. Sweet memories Denyse.
    Some things are wonderful to never see again – like my high school or boring places of employment!

    • Thank you Jody, yes agree there are some workplaces (schools AND Unis) that I am glad not to see again!

      Denyse x

  3. It’s amazing how our lives change and there’s so much we’ll never see again – some good, some not so. Thought provoking indeed…

    • Thank you Jo.

      Last Monday I drove along Samantha Riley Drive towards Kellyville from Old Windsor Road and it was a very familiar drive as the grandkids lived that way…and then was struck open-mouthed by the development now called North Kellyville with a Maccas already!!

      Denyse x

  4. Nice post, Denyse. Photos sure capture changes or sometimes losses.

    • Thank you Natalie, it is an important reason to take photos to remember some of the good and maybe of the not so good, to remind us more of our journey.

      Denyse x

  5. This is bittersweet for me at the moment as there are a few things I’m never going to see again in relation to my parents and that is sad. However, there are many things I wouldn’t want to see again either, so that balances things out!

    • Indeed Kirsty and I hope this post and its topic have not been too sad for you. Hard though as you are literally “living it” at the moment.

      I wish I had something to say of compensation but there is not much at all. Parts of our lives have to be lived, terrible as that sounds.

      You are in my thoughts and sending all the strength I can you way.

      Denyse x

  6. Lovely memories Denyse and you really made me think. The first thing that came to my mind was my Mother who passed away 32 years ago and my Dad – 37 years ago. It is good to be grateful for what we have had and also enjoy the here and now. Thanks for making me think on this Monday morning.

    • Thanks Sue.

      They are hard memories for you to re-visits particularly now you are in the age-group similar to your parents. I am sorry that you experienced those major losses because even decades later they do affect you.

      Congratulations on the arrival of a second grandson. What a delight he will be in your extended family! Enjoy those grandparenting moments, they stay locked in our hearts forever.

      Denyse x

  7. What a fascinating topic to reflect on. I’ve lived in the same general area since moving to Brisbane and often reflect on how things have changed in those 15+ years. I should snap some photos, so I can show the kids how things have changed in another ten years!

    • Thanks Cate. It IS fascinating in many ways. I guess I always have my iphone at the ready these days to take pics of wherever I am and I can see the changes even since we have lived here.

      Great idea for you to do similarly with your family!

      Denyse x

  8. Love seeing your memories, D.
    I was thinking about this prompt (I checked out the list a week ago) while looking out my back door, watching tree after tree being cleared to make room for more houses. When we first moved to the area we were one of few houses and now we’re all crammed in together, more and more every month and our trees are being taken faster than I can deal with!

    • How good to see you here Becky! Thanks for checking out the prompts too. You are always welcome, on or off prompt!
      We are now renting in a similar environment to you.
      Once there were trees and grazing land…now there are “some” trees and “some” waterways made artificially for wildlife and introduced ducks.
      But it is progress..ha!
      Mind you, where we lived in Sydney was getting bad when we left and now it is even worse. My family tell me the commuting times even in their local areas are ridiculous because the roads have not changed!!
      Denyse x

  9. Bittersweet isn’t it Denyse – so many happy memories and yet we know they won’t come again. I guess life is always in progress and we look back with fondness but still move forward to the next adventure.

    • Yes it is what it is as they say and some things I am glad to have said goodbye to even if they were good at the time.

      It is the life we are leading in progress…and yet I still try to live in the moment more (I was far too future focussed) these days.

      Denyse x

  10. Beautifully said, Lydia.

    Denyse, thanks for sharing such poignant memories. There are many things I know I’ll never actually see again but they live on in my memory. Hope to hang on to that for as long as I can!

    SSG xxx

    • So agree with kudos to Lydia!

      Yes, it is good to hang on to some things we will never see again via our memory.

      Great to access those snapshots and experiences when we can and need them! Glad you are doing that too. SSG.

      Denyse x

  11. I have decided that some things are better off left in the past never to be seen again. Like nine out of ten hairstyles I had. What was I thinking?!

    Love your photos and memories. x

    • That is a good way to look at the past, Ness. Oh hairstyles! I get that. I have had soooo many involving perms back in the 1980s and 90s. Sigh.

      Thanks for your kind words,

      Denyse x

  12. There are a lot of moments and places we will never see again…or at least, never as they once were. Because change is constant. Lovely pictures Denyse and I’m sure some of them took your down memory lane.

    • So true. Things are different from one day to the next as my oh so mindful husband tells me. Of course he is right!
      Thank you Sanch. Memory lane can be a sad time for me sometimes but more and more I am grateful that I have had those times. Makes life now much better by doing that.

      Denyse x

  13. I guess you don’t realise how many things you leave behind as you move through life. I had a laugh at the “hair and teeth” comment, I have to say. Although losing hair is under better circumstances than your front teeth. Your photos must be very well organised, I wouldn’t be able to find a photo of a desk from a previous job, to save my life!

    • Glad you had a giggle at the ‘hair and teeth’. Yes, so true but it’s better that they’ve gone and ONE day I will have a toothy grin. In fact my prosthodontist told me last week he is going to be so happy when he can give me the final implants because he knows how much it means for me!

      Ah, photos from the old days. I have so many pics from the years of blogging within this blog and sometimes I just scroll back quickly and there is an image that works for the post.

      I do have around 36K+ pics on this computer and thank goodness (even tho far too many get doubled up by icloud) they are date organised and I tend to remember that way where an image might be.

      Denyse x

  14. I’d planned to share the story of a woman named Anne, who impacted my life significantly and passed away last month. But, I didn’t get it finished and it’s not something I want to rush, so please excuse my off topic link up (again) this week. Now I’m blogging every day, I’m hoping to get on topic at least occasionally. Haha.

    • Hey you are here…you are blogging…that is a WIN WIN.

      I am so sad to read of your friend’s passing. I think that at times it is good to reflect on their influence and more for us. I have done that at times and even though the person may no longer be with us, you feel a lovely and loving connection.

      On or Off Prompt…always welcome here!

      Denyse x