12.06.2013

Escape


The city never sleeps it seems.

Vehicles raged unceasingly as if they owned the streets day in and day out; I am not used to their noise anymore, having stayed in the province for quite some time now. The city knew me better, though, its rebelling symphony mirroring my thoughts during the last couple of days.

Every little corner was filled with people and yet it felt like I was all by myself; sometimes I prefer it that way, to be surrounded by people I don’t know, especially when I want to hide and run away from it all. Strangers let me be, while familiar faces may ask too many questions; I am afraid I might not know all the answers… that I might not be able to give them the answers they would like to hear.

I lay in bed that night listening to the chaos that seemed to come from afar. But when I closed my eyes the maddening turmoil from within sprang forth in the dark.


19 comments:

  1. Thats with silence. It stays even when not needed.

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  2. I have felt this too... sometimes it's easier to be with strangers... less questions ... :-/

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  3. I love how you linked the physical chaos of the city with your inner turmoil - fantastic imagery! Hope your beautiful heart is lighter today, Irene.

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  4. it sounds so familiar to me. i can hear the revving engines of passing vehicles in my hearing distance too. even at 3.07 in the morning. just like now. there's an advantage for the city that never sleeps. it keeps you company

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  5. I feel like you in a crowd or crowded restaurant...:-) surrounded by people ! I love that sensation being one among many O:-) I send you a hug From France!

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  6. I agree that I'm more peaceful with strangers than familiar faces.. :(

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  7. I hope you find peace despite what's been troubling you :)

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  8. Nice pics :)

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  9. I often thinks like this too, but I can't make poems as good as you. You're wonderful<3

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  10. You know well how to turn the words Irene and make something beautiful out of your pain and sorrow. Hope you'll find the PEACE you're longing for.
    Take care and may God grant you a rested mind. xx

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  11. This flux of mind is recurring in all your recent posts. If there is a decision to be taken, go ahead take it. If a holler will help, do so. It is never a good idea to let the chaos throb within is unchecked. All the best.

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  12. i sometimes like being among strangers as well~~ i wonder what it would be like for me to be back in the hustle and bustle of the city. i live more in the suburbs now and it's so quiet.

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  13. those thoughts are ones that we all have, I think. It is a release sometimes to be amongst strangers, with whom we can be anyone, and no one. very atmospheric photos, too. xx

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  14. beautiful, as always. i like that last photo. the framing on the second one is really interesting, too.

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  15. This is beautiful writing, the photos really work well with it, can't wait to read more.

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  16. Beautifully expressed, chaos in the mind to match the world, or is it the other way around. Beautiful words and photos, you are a wonder.

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  17. It feels like eyes piercing through me as if they sense my vulnerability, just like silence amplifying the heartbeat or like some peculiar chill when you realize you're not part of the commotions around you. Just like darkness alerting the senses or that light creates a much defined shadow after you or before... everything's much more grim when you're alone; vulnerable.

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  18. These pictures seem like they're from surveillance!

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  19. I love the way you write :) And the photos are really cool, in a weird, stalker-ish, kind-of-way! ;)

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