Smoking, not nearly as popular a habit as twenty or thirty years ago.
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Here, outside a local tavern,
with a neon beer sign causing their skin and hair to glow rather psychedelically,
several men stood outside in the cold having a smoke.
My husband and I were having our supper of fish n’ chips and a beer, when these colors caught my eye.
I’m not sure if it is so in every state, but in Washington, you must smoke outside any business open to the public
and not within twenty-five feet of the door.
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I haven’t smoked in 27 years.
But I must be honest and say that perhaps once a year, I still have a craving,
that split second thought races through my mind,
you know, thinking smoking a cigarette would be relaxing.
Like canning on a hot August afternoon, taking a break on the back porch sitting in a cool breeze,
with a tall glass of iced tea in one hand and the thought of a smoke in the other,
while the canner comes up to pressure and cooks.
Do I ever do that? No, never.
Do I want to? No, absolutely not.
I’m thankful I quit.
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Today is ‘Tuesday Muse’ over at Nancy’s place (A Rural Journal) where shared images will have a texture applied.
Last week, was my first ever textured photo, so this is my second attempt.
I found a free smoke texture online and applied it to this image, creating an interesting final merged piece.
That’s quite nice, with the blue smokey effect, huh?
Sharing with ‘Tuesday Muse #2.‘
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