#2911 – Retiring
Worthing, January 2020.
56 years, he’d been there, man and boy. He’d learnt his trade from his father, who had done the same before him, but it was time to wrap it up. Time to hand over to a new generation. Time to get out into the world and enjoy life.
He’d framed for the rich and famous, of course, but he never bragged about that. Movie stars he’d never heard of, sports stars he’d not followed. Even that one member of minor royalty back in the early eighties.
But his world wasn’t the people he worked for. It was the images themselves. The photographs – portraits of children, families, pets. The paintings – cheap prints, artwork created by loving relatives, expensive oils and watercolours. And mirrors, of course – not that often, admittedly, but occasionally something bevelled, something old, weathered, antique.
And he was giving all of this up. It was time. He needed to move on. There was a world to explore. A world which the photographs he’d worked on, the paintings he’d lovingly cherished, had shown him. Hinted at the wonders to be explored.
It was now his time.
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