After So Long

This is not going to be a real post. It is more a case of dipping my toe in the water again, to test the cold, and to ease myself into the habit of writing what amounts to little notes or asides to myself and to my one devoted reader.

I have been away, literally and figuratively, from both my home and myself, for the last few months. It was a journey that took me far away and kept me too busy to even think of writing here. So much so that I had trouble logging in, having forgotten my username. To forget one’s name but still remember the password may sound strange but it is easier to hold on to the artificially created word but difficult to remember who I am supposed to be. We create so many images of ourselves to present ourselves to different people that for a moment, it is like being woken up out of deep sleep and losing track of where I am supposed to be. That has happened to me very frequently and I have to consciously remind myself of my current location. So it took me a while to remember that I am actually a nameless person here!

Well, I have been away in many senses of the word. I am back now, but soon it will be time to prepare for a much longer journey. Journeys are longer when there are no plans to return.

One thought on “After So Long”

  1. Yay, you are back!

    It’s okay to lose track of where you are. If you let go, you will have a deeper, sounder sleep. After all, we are wanderers, all of us. The journeys are what we do!

    🎶 The Strangers, by The Kinks

    Where are you going I don’t mind
    I’ve killed my world and I’ve killed my time
    So where do I go what do I see
    I see many people coming after me
    So where are you going to I don’t mind
    If I live too long I’m afraid I’ll die
    So I will follow you wherever you go
    If your offered hand is still open to me
    Strangers on this road we are on
    We are not two we are one
    So you’ve been where I’ve just come
    From the land that brings losers on
    So we will share this road we walk
    And mind our mouths and beware our talk
    ‘Till peace we find tell you what I’ll do
    All the things I own I will share with you
    If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
    We’ll take what we want and give the rest away
    Strangers on this road we are on
    We are not two we are one
    Holy man and holy priest
    This love of life makes me weak at my knees
    And when we get there make your play
    ’cause soon I feel you’re gonna carry us away
    In a promised lie you made us believe
    For many men there is so much grief
    And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
    And if I live too long I’m afraid I’ll die
    Strangers on this road we are on
    We are not two we are one
    Strangers on this road we are on
    We are not two we are one


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