Flee Away

A black and white photograph of the words "flee away" on a gravestone epitaph.
“Flee Away”

Myth says that St. Patrick chased all the snakes from Ireland. Science says that snakes never existed in Ireland in the first place. But if St. Patrick had chased snakes from Ireland, he probably would have yelled, “Flee away!” while doing it.

These words are part of an epitaph on a gravestone in Tallahassee’s Oakland Cemetery. I was having fun experimenting with a Lensbaby, which is an accordion-like lens that distorts an image’s edges in varying ways, depending on how you bend it. I love the blurring and sense of motion you get with a Lensbaby.

© 2015 Karen Joslin