Castles In The Sky

When I was a child, I climbed walls, just to see what was on the other side, it didn’t matter how high, your friends always climbed with you. We could throw a ball against a wall, or mark it with chalk as the goal posts for a game. Sometimes we just sat on the wall and told each other jokes and stories about the mystery of secrets in the wind.

A wall was just a wall made of bricks. Brick coloured bricks. Brick shaped bricks. Bricks that smelled like bricks. Real bricks.

When I was grown, I built lots of walls. They were like jig-saw pieces with holes where the bits were missing. I made square pegs to fit into round holes in the wall but when I realised that none of them were real, that they only existed behind the walls of my mind and no matter how high I tried to climb, they were only made of paper.

So I built a smaller wall, to sit on while I dreamt about castles in the sky and secrets in the wind.

7 Comments

  1. It is funny, sometimes, to find simple expressions of reality so filled with an honest presentation of meaning. “Brick-shaped bricks.”

    I love it!

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    1. Hi Tom, I wondered if this was just too simple, childish, but its been rumbling around in my mind for years, how we put up imaginary defences, protection against what? At one point I had included -‘and the walls came tumbling down’-but it had already been said.
      Sometimes, it takes ages before I know what I mean and still find it difficult to put into wards. I’m very happy that you like it, thank you so much.

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