parsly, sage, rosemary & thyme
Posted by andrew eldritch on 8/10/2010, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Come out, come out, where ever you are."
i finally went to haida gwaii. it was the strangest place i'd ever been. all the nature there had an ancient character that i'd never witnessed. the men and women who lived there were all so simple and plain and earnest. all except her, johannah. we had met in years passed, first as admirers from a great distance, then in person, and had fallen instantly in love. her film school project was a ballad to me and to us. we lived together for what seemed like a lifetime, in two countries, in two cities, in four houses. we were going to get married. |
alas, the insane evil of the nation-state. alas, the profound depths of depravity and sin that men and women will undertake to defend their country and their flag. families are shredded to bits at the american border every day, and ours was no different. they denied her. i tried to follow her back, but they denied me. the message was clear: two people from two countries cannot love one another. she fled to the islands of her birth, the queen charlottes, or haida gwaii, the home of her people and her ancestral land. i returned to seattle to plot our vengeance.
we stayed in that separated state, interrupted by weeklong visits, for maybe too long.
i finally went to haida gwaii. something was different between johannah and i from the moment i'd stepped off the shuttle. she couldn't compromise between the white lies of long distance and our history. it seemed like our life together was so far in the past now that it didn't matter anymore. she had been seeing another man, because practicality demands these things in situations like this, and maybe that was what blocked our chemical reaction. we used to be so fruitful. the truth was set in stone though, and was apparent to anyone except oblivious fools, and i couldn't believe that it was actually happening and kept trying to fix things. in the last moments before i boarded the ferry, we broke up. we cried like children. that was a month ago.
: What's everyone been up to?
- Come out, come out, where ever you are. - Doc 8/8/2010, 10:17 pm
- Re: Come out, come out, where ever you are. - Janus 8/30/2010, 2:22 pm
- parsly, sage, rosemary & thyme - andrew eldritch 8/10/2010, 1:23 pm
- Re: Come out, come out, where ever you are. - Old Grey 8/9/2010, 1:44 pm
- Re: Come out, come out, where ever you are. - Old Grey 8/9/2010, 4:56 am
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