Lone BenchLone BenchLone Bench is a scene from Point Lobos near Carmel, CA. It is very symbolism/metaphor rich with its lone bench, deep forest, diverging paths, hollow trunk, and subdued lighting. As edited, it could be an illustration of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken; “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.” Easy to imagine one sitting on its lone bench and having such thoughts. Example: You the viewer are standing on one path, looking at two paths diverging ahead. The one you select becomes one with the one you’re on, and the alternative gets left in the unknown of the one life we have to live.
“Life is choice” — Kurt Lightfoot

Lone Bench
and its
Six-Word Story

Derived from the Japanese haiku style of poetry,
here is the six-word story written for Lone Bench:

The Silence

A Passerby

The Silence


What is the source of "The Six-Word Story" concept?

The legend of the Six-Word Story claims that Earnest Hemingway, while lunching with friends, made a bet that
he could craft an entire story in six words.

He won that bet when he wrote the words,
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."


A Six-Word Story and Narrative photography by

Presented in
Front Porch Gallery's juried show
The Six-Word Story
2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA

Steven Nossan/Director and Julie Weaverling/Assistant Director

March 20 – May 5, 2016

March 20, noon – 2 pm

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from the Front Porch Gallery