A nostalgic, melancholy afternoon.
Sitting in my hall, a long pathway connecting living room, kitchen and dining room at the front-northern end of my apartment, with the den/library and bedrooms in the rear. It’s organized as an art gallery, with artwork lining the long wall under which sits a long couch with large elephant book end tables covered with family photographs, facing west where sunsets are born in large picture windows.
I’m rereading The Fellowship of the Ring, an edition my son Alex gave me, the edition celebrating a half century since initial publication.
The view from here is almost always stunning, the play of clouds and sun amazing. Might have beens playing with diverging lines of still possible futures. Strange but almost comforting.
A space between dreams in early spring, hopefully healing romantic battle scars.
A rum sour hopefully helping as well.
I wonder if Joe Bilotta has to go through this.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2019; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.