Friday, September 18, 2009

The Place Where I Wait

I'll see you at your funeral, if you'll see me at mine. I'll wait at the edges for your ghost to rise (until the end of time). We'll find someplace nice to haunt, an abandoned beach house filled with memories of summer sunburns. Children will giggle as we tickle their feet at night and they'll never know the bad dreams we fight. We'll make our own heaven. Walking in places we used to walk until death, dies.

23 comments:

misplacedfriend said...

<3 lief.
and jon...what an absolutely amazing photo.

-E

otherwise said...

hey, this post betrays the usual sense of saudade that threads the other postings.

Me said...

I tend to switch between saudade and limerance every now and again.

E. said...

I really,really,really love this.Especially the part "and they'll never know the bad dreams we fight".(by the way, limerance is always good)

Chop Logik said...

Wow. Such a photograph, such text.. Like us, this pairing is powerful.

Let's not wait till we shuffle off this mortal coil to do these things, if not subtly + with the knowledge of a graceful metaphor.

Anonymous said...

that scared me, really. the one about tickling their feet at night. not a pretty thing think about before going to bed. .

Me said...

I find the idea of ghosts tickling my feet at night while I dream beautiful. But I'm weird like that.

Diana Shamdai said...

This is another one that I can't even begin to tell you how GREAT it is. I love it <3

Anonymous said...

There is no room in my heart for rejection.

Only hope.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine passed away early this morning. Today's post was a comfort.

Melissa said...

This reminds me a lot of "What Dreams May Come."

<3

Aella said...

wow.
i wish this was our eternity.

Deran said...

absolutely amazing. i have a fond affection for your writing.

Marie said...

I love this. Amazing writing. And yeah, limerance is always good!

Fareed said...

Decent paradoxical effect created there.

marysia said...

wow, unbelievable. you have absolutely no idea how much you've made me feel better. i woke up this morning from a nightmare i had about dying, my stomach has been turning all day and my hands have been shaky. thank you a thousand

Miss Murasaki said...

i absolutely love this.

Lost in the Post said...

Brilliance.

The Kid In The Front Row said...

The pictures on this blog are really, really beautiful.

Anna said...

beautiful. & absolutely true.
xo-

Abaddon said...

I just lost a good friend and this really gets to me, but in a good way. Thank you

Anonymous said...

this one is spookily romantic yet i love it..

it makes me feel sad for an unrequited love..

karin josephine said...

i'm sorry i just post this now. i have post my work with some part of this post on my work description. with a credit, of course. i had posted my link on your fb page, but i think better to let you know via this page as well. thanks before!