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What Three Strangers Are Thinking About

Updated on June 2, 2017
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Kenneth has been a member of HubPages for five years. He is retired from a 23-year career in the weekly newspaper business.

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For the Longest Time

I have been sitting somewhere very close to the very edge of a slick edge overlooking a canyon somewhere in Wyoming. When I look over this wintery edge, I not only think of dying, but feel dying. Can you say that?

I have also been sitting in the same places that the three people (in these photos) have sat. I have never met them. Or never will, but that is my loss. That is pretty sad, don't you think? I do not like sadness when it drapes over someone else.

What I am trying to desperate to say is, I have wanted to for a long time, publish my shortest and most-simple hub and this is just another hub that I have thought about for years and until now, never bothered it.

Old man counting his thoughts
Old man counting his thoughts | Source

What is This Senior Man (above) Thinking About? I Will Publish The Five Most-Favorite Thoughts That This Senior Man is Thinking about . . .

1.) "I do not want to retire unless I get a free steak dinner with all of the trimmings paid for my company C.E.O. and when I walk toward the door out, I do not want to thank him for this gesture either."

2.) "I would love for my wife to cook my dinner tonight consisting of left-over meatloaf with fried potatoes and iced tea."

3.) "Sometimes my children, at least I think they are my children, think that I owe them something the moment that I die. What fools they will be."

4.) "I wonder if my wife ever cheated on me?"

5.) "I wish that I could ride a freight train, you know, do the hobo thing, just one time before St. Peter says it is time for me to leave."

This girl is lonely. How can we tell? Only lonely people would dare fate and sit on a working railroad bridge.
This girl is lonely. How can we tell? Only lonely people would dare fate and sit on a working railroad bridge. | Source

What is This Young Girl (middle photo) Thinking About? I Will Publish The Five Most-Favorite Thoughts That This Young Girl is Thinking about . . .

1.) "Did I leave my folks' house unlocked before I ran away?"

2.) "Oh, there was Lance. What a stud. He called me last night to ask me out, but I was involved with getting my life back and forgot to call him. (Sigh)."

3.) "I wish that I had thought enough of "Jelly," my tabby cat to take him with me on the road."

4.) "I wonder if I will ever get a good paying job working at Burger King?"

5.) "Why did the television people cancel Capt. Kangaroo?"

Is my grief worth sitting here for two hours?
Is my grief worth sitting here for two hours? | Source

What is This Beautiful Girl (above) Thinking About? I Will Publish The Five Most-Favorite Thoughts That This Beautiful Girl is Thinking about . . .

1.) "The cool dudes at school call me hot, but why am I sitting here all alone?"

2.) "Did I do something really bad by telling Mandy Wiginton, our head cheerleader, that she had gained six pounds?."

3.) "Hey, there comes a guy . . .no. It was only a hobo."

4.) "I am so glad that I am not pregnant."

5.) "Would I make it as a nun?"

Closing Remarks . . .Here is a Sincere Poll for You:

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© 2017 Kenneth Avery

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @ ThreeKeys:

      My heart also rushed.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      John,

      One thing in your comment really hit me. Of course I read ALL of your comment(s), but the girl who was just married finding out that her husband was making out with a bridesmaid is so interesting.

      I mean it. This topic alone would take on a screenplay since the bridesmaid was her BFF since kindergarten all through college.

      Plus the girl, (bride), had such a needy personality that when she ran across the husband kissing the bridesmaid that she thought about suicide and how this old tree made the ideal place for her since she found solitude in the haven of peace.

      Or . . .what if she acted too swift in marrying her husband then left after the "I do's" and is now thinking about just leaving him and everything and starting a new life.

      "The Wise Oak," is a suggestion for your story.

      What do you think?

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      GalaxyRat,

      No thanks to me, but thanking God, The Almighty, for His help. This is my true feelings.

      I can do nothing easy or complex unless His hand touches it.

      Write me soon.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Ryan,

      Great comment. You have such a deep well of creativity. Thanks for sharing and write me anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      ThreeKeys,

      Thanks, man. You are very poignant. I appreciate your sharp sense of observation. You should be writing books or even screenplays. Write one and I will give you the credit, but share the royalties 50-50 with you, about this same pretty girl who just shows up when something tragic is about to happen, and takes the victim away before they can be hurt or killed.

      But where does this pretty girl take the victim?

      Heaven? Hell? Out there somewhere? A better question might be, who (or what) is she?

      Your turn.

      And I agree with you to your remarks to Jodah.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Thank You Much . . .Gypsy Rose Lee,

      you too?

      Thanks for your sweet comment, but I fear heights also.

      Ahhh, something in common. I like that.

      But if I ever were to meet you, I will take us for coffee,

      but NO hiking on high rocky places.

      Deal?

      Write soon.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      I would really enjoy reading their stories. That tree is a nice setting but the bridge too high since I am afraid of heights.

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      GalaxyRat 3 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I loved it, and it was interesting, thanks for writing.

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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      It is amazing to wonder what other people are doing or thinking at that very moment you see them. It is an interesting thought to wonder just what is going through their mind. Sometimes it is easy to read people, others not so much. This hub was definitely interesting and raises a lot of questions. Pretty creative too.

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      John Hansen 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      It certainly does, ThreeKeys.

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      ThreeKeys 3 months ago from Australia

      Or, the elderly senoir may have learnt someone who had passed away has come back alive and this is going to mean ongoing family problems.

      The girl on the bridge? Is going through her teens trying to deal with estabilishing her own Will versus the authoriatarian Will of her parents.

      The female in the woods? Just overheard a conversation at the party that tells of a secret that will damage the lives of someone close.

      This picture reading unlocks one's imagination-hey, Jodah and Kenneth?

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      John Hansen 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      It would be interesting to know what each is thinking. The first guy may be reading the result of tests from his doctor saying he has a terminal condition and wondering how to tell his family.

      The girl on the railway bridge Is contemplating how to tell her family she is gay and How they will take it.

      The last girl has just been married but caught her new husband making out with a bridesmaid..so she ran off into the woods to be alone and decide what to do..and what a bad judge of character she is.

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      ThreeKeys 3 months ago from Australia

      I personally would love to hear each of their stories. These photos are beautifully poignant. That girl on the bridge? Sitting there like that? Made my heart rush!