Missed Opportunity ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #339

Street Food Seller, Ketoprak Cart, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Click a pic
From a speeding taxi
Crossing Jakarta

Months later
While editing
Curiosity piqued

Now I wish we’d stopped
And tried one

A journey
Once begun
Never ends

Those that follow
With belated discovery

But no regrets
For just another
Missed opportunity

Street Food Seller
Ketoprak Cart
Java, Indonesia

Taken during travels, 2022

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last time we got up close in the Macro world. This week, let’s try not to regret a Missed Opportunity. (Yeah, that’s two words, but there is no single English language word which captures this precise meaning. 😉 ) Or find something else to inspire you in in this photograph of a street food seller with his Ketoprak cart on the streets of Jakarta on the Island of Java, Indonesia.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a (usually) weekly creativity prompt (usually) offered Mondays.

With each challenge I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as  inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, video, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or images
  • You may use my image to illustrate your post, or any images you have created
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous challenge’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

The previous challenge was: Macro

Rice Flour on Sourdough Bread, Macro Photograph
Challenge #338 ~ Macro

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #338  was Macro, along with this macro photograph of rice flour on sourdough bread.

Four bloggers got really small in the Macro world this time. Thanks, everyone! 🙂

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating! ❤