It’s a very curious thing, to see the end of something. To know when the conclusion will happen.
“South American Delight – The Best Juice on Earth, Money Back Guarantee – Top Secret” so we opted for the $7 large smoothie version and took a seat at a pineapple-adorned aluminum table outside to enjoy the best smoothie on earth.
As we reached the end of the laneway, however, there appeared to be nothing more there except for a single lantern hanging from a wall and a smooth, grey door that, had it not been for its brass handle, could have been mistaken for more wall.
I was hearing wisps of my dream life from a man with salt and pepper hair and an air of resiliency, who had burned out his dreams long ago, as we sat there in that corporate red vinyl booth, thousands of miles from either of our homes.
It has been empowering, and incredibly appropriate in my opinion, to sift through my old photos and posts and recall the life I had, some of the people who were in it that do not have a place anymore, and to hit the delete button.