My husband and I went for a 6 mile hike on the Santa Fe Trail, a setting that inspired my first published novel. The mystery today is not in my story. We've noticed a gate, detached from any fencing, standing solo in a field. It has been there as long as I remember.
What's new is the addition of a lock. And then another lock. Over a dozen random locks.
Locks on the gate to nowhere.
I probably won't write a story about the gate. The image is visual art, offering a moment to reflect and ask, WHY?
5/11/2020 03:31:05 pm
This gate reminds me of the bridge in Paris where couples put a lock on the railings to declare their devotion. Perhaps this is a local US version.
5/11/2020 06:28:35 pm
Susan, I didn't know about that custom. That makes perfect sense! Mystery solved - by a mystery author. How appropriate!
11/2/2022 09:02:53 pm
"The city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge.
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