Tuesday 29 October 2013

The Awakening

He didn't notice at first. It started six years ago, the long slow process that entered his consciousness, like a drip from a leaking tap, constantly in the background until something focuses the mind to its existence.

She was like that, constantly in the background, not intruding on his life, for the feeling at first was one of  ambivalence, the satisfaction of good conversation  once or twice a week but no more.  At first the pages in the book were mostly empty, only words, the sentences not constructed, the story not formed.  The life spark was almost inconceivable but the awaking had begun back then.  His life up until then had mostly been unremarkable.  The years after youth had gradually sapped the enjoyment of living.  Routine and predictability had replaced opportunity and spontaneity.

It started like most: marriage, kids, mortgage but mediocracy and failures followed.  No one's fault, every one's fault, who knows.  In the end it didn't matter, life was meandering towards its inevitable conclusion, the river was running dry. Meaning to what? Then...  from the deep void she entered.

 The words started to arrange themselves.  The faint glow of enlightenment pervaded the darkness.

Contact became more frequent as the days, weeks and years passed by.  Similarities became more stark too: innate intelligence, insecurities, ways of perception, stubbornness, the laughter, the smiles, the sadness, all manner of things created the glue of bondage.  The words were making sentences.
Long discussions on important topics of no consequence flourished as the story developed. It wasn't significant as the need to be together strengthened to the point that nothing else really mattered for life was now two on a blank canvas waiting to paint the final landscape together.

Is the story complete?  No, but the journey...  He can't wait to find out.


  1. Enjoy reading your life and love stories. Is that true stories or imagination base on the truth? Keep it up and post more.

  2. Thanks for the positive comment. Yes, some of the content does draw upon my life's experiences.

  3. Interesting story and beautiful writing. I wonder how do you cope with different culture in Asia. I am from Sweden by the way and plan to explore and settle down some where in Asia. I am thinking about Thailand on top of my head but not bangkok of course. Look forward to read and see your beautiful paint. I would love to explore Malaysia as well.

    1. I'm happy to communicate with you via email if you like. Just send me your name and details.

  4. Hi This Kasper from sweden. My email is kasper. Jensen0691@gmail.com. Obviously I prefer to share ideas through blogs that would be benefit many people who has similar thoughts. Probably your writing your writing about south east asia will jnspire lot of europeans who are in fhe middle age like us to start their journey in SA. I am happy to read your writing..


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