Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hinge and Bracket

In an abandoned fish processing plant near Cape Charles, Virginia, I came upon a rotting wooden cupboard.

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Its wood was buckled and almost bare of the green paint that had once covered it.

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The metal bracket, which had once held its doors tightly shut, was rusted, buckled and misshapen.

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Its once secure hinges were rusty-red and starting to separate from the wood to which they had once been tightly screwed.

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Each of its four hinges was contorted in a different way, fighting to maintain its integrity against the shifting, buckling wood that betrayed it behind its back.

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But in this rotting, rusted cupboard, there was real beauty.




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