The way home

Cold and drunk he stumbled through the dark and empty streets, the town unfamiliar, names indecipherable. Frozen and desperate he  wandered those unforgiving streets, trying to get back to her warm embrace. The village silent and asleep, weary despair his only companion.

Somehow, finally, he made it back to their warm bed, and during those brief, semi lucid moments before sleep he realized it was the doors, the door’s faces led him home, back to her.

6 responses

  1. “Walking through unfamiliar streets / And I’m shaking unfamiliar hands / And I’m hearing unfamiliar laughs / And lovely language I don’t understand” (Lucinda Williams)

    Coming home to her always feels like a smile. And it’s these inner smiles that leads us back to them. And every inner smile stays at the door to greet the stranger passing by searching for the way that leads right back to her secret garden. Wonderful, Jean-Pierre!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    • Yes, all the seemingly insignificant clues we miss each day, staring us right in the face, desperate to lead us back home. Like that particular desperate night, one just need a moment of inspiration, one glance of clarity. And you will know what to do, you will see your next step, clear as day.

      Thanks my friend.

      December 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

  2. Kwame Afriyie

    Awesome Picture!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    • Thanks so much, it’s very kind of you.

      December 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

  3. Again, absolutely excellent and heavy stuff, JP – I like your words, very poignant and from the heart. Not a good time now I know – but certainly a very good post >>> keep on keeping on!!!

    And thanks for following me on Twitter >>> if you have access to spreadsheets, set up a cell to tell you when you’re over 140 chars >>> this makes it much easier composing the tweets >>> if you like, I can email across a copy of my spreadsheet – would that be useful? >>> let me know. Adrian

    December 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    • Cheers for liking the post, man. Think that might be my last ‘nostalgia’ one for the time being though – but I can’t promise anything! LOL

      Yeah, the ‘twitter’ experiment is quite interesting actually, and I suppose it’s all about how you use it – It’s like I said on your post today, I find the idea of capturing all those fleeting thoughts and experiences we have very intriguing, and it’s a good way to condense and share them. I still can’t get over how cool that album idea of your’s is, man, I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years! It really is quite perfect you know…

      Thanks for offering to send me those spread sheets, but you know what, I don’t have a cell phone anymore! Remember I told you about my aversion to some technological devices? Well, phones are one of them, lol. But thanks anyway man, I appreciate the offer.

      JP

      December 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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