Tuesday, 24 July 2012
CITY IN THE SKY...
Returning from the shops a week or two back, I stopped at a bench on the outskirts of the park near my home. As I sat gazing into the distance and enjoying the rest, I was struck by the formation of the clouds on the horizon, which seemed to me like some vast Olympian city of the gods hovering in the sky. In my imagination I could see tall, robed figures, their noble brows adorned with laurel wreaths, strolling leisurely amongst immense, marbled columns, untroubled by the cares and woes that so often beset we mere mortals.
The park greenery lay before me like Jack Kirby's NEW GENESIS, while 'SUPERTOWN ' floated serenely overhead. Were they, in some benign and bemused way, studying we finite beings who live our lives in the blink of an eye compared to the eons-long span which gods are heir to? Did they observe me looking longingly at their heavenly haven? Did kindness touch their hearts for one brief moment and cause them to call to me, inviting me to stride the streets of their celestial city, there to spend my days in idyllic pursuits, free from the ravages of time?
Then a dog barked and, alas, the fragile spell was broken. Returned to reality, I bent and retrieved the shopping bags which lay at my feet. With one last lingering look at the city in the sky, I turned and slowly made my way up the hill to where, at journey's end, a far more humble home awaited me than the one which had so recently seemed to beckon.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 24, 2012