It stood there, this old, rickety shack, isolated from the rest of the houses in the village, a perfect witness of the passing of time. Does its walls remember faces? Does the posts remember the stories of life this modest house might have seen? Does the house remember the names of the people who might have lived there?
Sitting alone, doing nothing but pressing the shutter button while marveling at the passing of time.
Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 11:56 am. 6 comments
On a raft—that’s where I imagine myself today—rejoicing in the blanketing quiet and calmness.
There were too many noises in the past months, too many to write in here. Some were pleasant; they were like bright streaks of light swirling around me and keeping my heart warm. The unpleasant ones, they were like shadows looming over me. Both kinds overwhelmed me and, in the process, kept me mum, rendered me grasping for words. I let them chase the words—my words—away.
But this day is different. Everything is quiet and calm. And the words—my words? They’re gathered around my feet to keep me company on my next journeys. Yes, they’re back. And I’m back. Here. Now.
And I love that.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:10 pm. 7 comments
Today as I celebrate my fifth, I’ve decided to make it short and simple:
Thank you, fellas, for appreciating the simple things I celebrate here. Thank you for your visits and the kind words you leave at my doorsteps. Thank you, dear all, for the kindness you throw along my way as I continue this journey.
Let me give you all a virtual hug!