...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot


We were fixing an installation at Forte de Basso when he sent me off via taxi. He armed me with a slip of paper, instructions on to-and-from, and I was off on an obscure erron to find hardware in a foreign city where I did not understand the roads, language or currency. The taxi driver rolled away into the pouring rain and darkening sky. Cold dread was written on Kyle's face as the image of someone thinking they had just made the worst mistake and mega-regret of an entire lifetime ... reading as, What have I done? I’m never going see her again.

Okay", he said brightly, "We can each have 3 and a half headaches.
-kb, after counting the aspirin for the unth time.


  1. ha. love that quote...lol.

    hope she survived...i guess it is all in your willingness to ask for help along the way...smiles.

  2. I have a feeling that the appetite for such journeys into the unknown fades with age - which, on the whole, is a shame.

  3. The Great Unknown remains to fight another day............

  4. wonderful smattering of a story that I am finishing off in my head... of course she has a great adventure and that hardware store is Killer!
    one can never have too many aspirins! LOL!!

  5. Like your header.....

    the unknown seems to be welcomed more now, than younger.

    Nothing wrong wrong with that....


  6. So good. 3 and one half headaches. I think the Kyle stories deserve a book. Journeys with Kyle. Seriously.
    Then you can do journeys with me.

  7. Some folks push us to our limits & that all in all is not a bad thing, aspirin included.

  8. CM; Perhaps the 'unknown seems to be welcomed more now', because we are foolishly more confident?

    Lonnie, Yeh, I've seen that look on your face, too...

  9. j: "because we are foolishly more confident? "......not sure about you, but the mystery of the unknown, since you can't really control anything in reality, once accepted, is freeing, in a way.

    That's what I keep telling myself.

  10. Your header & your quote.... me like!!

    Thanx for kind comments on my blog - I love them!!

    Agneta, the swed..... ;)

  11. I am like Hansel and Gretel without the trail of bread crumbs!! :)

  12. You made me smile Jayne, at least he was prepared for the headaches :)

  13. You should join 10thDoM and expand these you big tease!