oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

walking in the wreckage

We spent a lot of time in this old wreck of a house.

What I see is my friend standing on the sloping upper floor of a collapsing farm house. We loved to walk around in that old house, and though we felt very safe, I know we’re lucky none of us ever got hurt. What I think is a lot of the things I’ve built in my life are kind of like that old wreck of a place we spent so much time exploring. What I wonder is if it’s better to hold on to the old dream as long as I can, or is it safer to walk away when things start to fall apart.

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It ain’t over

till it’s over.

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3 responses

  1. Do you know what year the house was built? I love to photograph old houses when I travel. We were recently in the Colorado Rockies and I got to see and photograph many old log cabins from the early settlers. As for your question, better to hold on to the dream or cut your losses, I think it depends on the situation. No one size fits all. However, in admitting how I’ve lived my life, I’d have to say more times than not I cut my losses. Usually holding on to the dream caused nothing but pain and a lot of lost time wondering about something that was only in the past.

    September 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    • I’m not sure, but it was in that shape back in 1989. It’s completely gone and that area is all covered in trees now.

      That’s pretty cool about the cabins! It’s just so amazing and interesting to know that people lived and died long, long ago – gone forever – and you are standing in a place where they LIVED! I like old houses too and like to take pictures when I can. I really just want to get up inside them and poke around. Sometimes you can feel the leftover energy in a place, and that place had that feeling. Especially in the kitchen, you could just feel a kind of movement in the air and something like the murmur of voices. It faded a bit as you went into other rooms and was mostly gone when you got upstairs, like the kitchen was the heart and where all the energy congregated or something.

      I think I tend to hold on a bit longer than I should most times. I’m getting better, as I age, at not wasting my time. But I still hold on emotionally longer than I should.

      September 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      • Yes! I love when you feel that “leftover energy” in an old place.

        September 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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