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Metaphorical

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I’m standing in front of the charred remains of the theatre. All the sets, costumes and backdrops are nothing more than smouldering soot and ash.

Sigh.

Let me stand and stare a wee while longer.

I’ll get tired of looking at it soon enough, and then we can set about rebuilding.

It won’t take as long because at least we know what we need to construct this time.

The vision remains even if the props don’t.

When the inferno raged and destroyed all around, it wasn’t the end, only a setback.

We just start again, as we always do.

But I need to stare just a wee while longer.
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22 comments

Goodmood Masala said...

- Wow. I love it. And I can relate... sometimes you can't get up and start rebuilding straight away. Even though it might be wiser...

Roschelle said...

Was this part of the Wickerman festivities that was scheduled to be set ablaze on the 24th or have I missed something?

Oh...thought about you early this morning. I was watching 'Rob Roy'..lol. You know I love movies!

P.S. My word verification for this comment is WHICKWOR ...kind of similar to Wickerman...sort of :)

Roschelle said...

Silly me. Scratch my previous comment. I just noticed the title of the post M-E-T-A-P-H-O-R-I-C-A-L

Thrup'ny bits said...

The refining fire?

Catharsis.

the ? is dead. Long live the ?

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Alan

Sandy's witterings said...

Such need for a theatre when a cast of mummers can bring life to what ever street they find themselves in.

Deidra said...

I like this, although I don't know why.

hope said...

I came...I read...I pondered.

That's a lot for a Monday. :)

Fay's Too said...

Very nicely put.

Eryl Shields said...

If you need a cup of coffee the usherette, I hear, is unharmed and has a flask.

Ron Tipton said...

I detect sadness. I hope all is well.

Hindsfeet said...

.....Life comes back, Kim....

....in one way or another,

Life always comes back.....

Pat said...

I'm flummoxed!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Reflect first, then react.

debra said...

(o)

litzi said...

I’m with Pat…a wee bit confused about your post.

TalesNTypos said...

So intriguing Kim. But then you know that. Be still for as long as it takes, but not a minute longer. Hope all's well.

mapstew said...

This doesn't sound good. Though you seem to have a plan. :¬)

Carole said...

Sometimes the starting again seems like a fool's errand, the setback too far back and the vision is dim.

I like the staring a wee bit longer part. It seems very smart.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks to each of you for your comments. Clearly I've left many of you in varying states of confusion, so I've made an attempt at further enlightenment.

Please read the latest post, Clarity? Or further confusion?"

Mary Witzl said...

Uh oh. Well, we have coffee here too, if your theater has really bad structural damage. (And I know you'll just ignore all the noise and weirdness and chaos...)

Angie's Lil' Nothings said...

"We just start again, as we always do"

That statement was exactly what I needed this AM. I feel that as long as "we" (the hubs and I) can start again things will be OK. We can do this and perhaps this time the stage will be better and a bit easier to perform on.

Kim Ayres said...

Mary - unfortanately I've given up coffee. And I bet you've brought some good Turkish stuff back with you too :(

Angie - we can always start again - it's just getting over the inertia :)

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