Day Six: Outside?

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

As I wander around this quiet corner of my favourite country

Today was a day of calm reflection, where nothing really happened and everything happened. It finally hit home that I was here in a place that is so close to my heart and yet I have only visited once. Can one say that this is home on that slender basis? It certainly seems so to me.

As I wander around this quiet corner of my favourite country, I begin to forget about my own past troubles and those currently being experienced by the world outside.

Outside, what a strange word to use when describing the place other than that which I am present.

It does feel like that, however. I sense an insulation, in a cocoon of peace and tranquillity, where I can be myself. What’s more exciting is that my creativity is returning. I have so much work that lies unfinished because of distractions in my previous life.

I begin to forget about my own past troubles and those currently being experienced by the world outside.

Things are bubbling to the surface like Chapter Eleven of The Broken Doll, a new dream sequence in Hypnagogia, the day Dr Lucien becomes a murderer, and the conclusion of my beloved Sesame Seed. I can now see all four coming to a successful conclusion as well as new material. What was that story of The Boy Who Was Lost at Sea? Ah, yes! I remember, and I know exactly where to seek inspiration.

Baby will go on the wall of my room tomorrow and I can’t wait to show my beautiful Princess her new home. She cried when I told her I’d brought her with me.

She cried when I told her I’d brought her with me.

My room, another expression which brings puzzlement. I have no possessions to speak of except those mentioned in this piece. Yet this room is mine, thanks to the hospitality of my hosts.

Tomorrow, I will drive north to my favourite beach, the one named after John the Baptist’s finger. You never know, this time tomorrow,there may be a story where my ruminations currently lie!

I am calm, happy, and free from the anxiety which has stalked me for over three years. The anticipation of what the next two months will bring overflows, and it’s a good feeling.

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