This weathered green door was a little discovery while I was in South Carolina on military duty. Literally right next door to my hotel, just behind a privacy fence, was this abandoned home that I posted for Lost in Translation’s Forbidding challenge.
Naturally, I took more than one photo, so I figured I would share some, especially since Sue from WordsVisual asked about more photos on that post. And while looking at the photos, I realized there was a wonderful door that needed its own feature. However, there was much more than an intriguing door. Here are the other views from the shamble of a house.
When I look at abandoned structures like this, my mind wanders. What happened to the family that owned it? Was this place filled with loving memories or ones that should fade into the past? I almost wish I had some superpower that would let me see the stories of a place while standing there. I have no idea if that power has a name, but it would be similar to the power shown in movie The Green Mile, but for places not people. If you are unfamiliar with the movie, essentially there is a character that can lay his hands on another person and see their actions, thoughts, and fears. Like a movie playing in his head, he can see all that the other person has experienced. Of course, this power doesn’t just show them the beautiful stories and thoughts. No. Sometimes what is seen is quite horrid.
Maybe it’s best to just imagine then. Perhaps the memories of some abandoned places should remain just that – abandoned.
Seeing too much ugliness in the world could be draining, like it was for John Coffey. It made him as “tired as a sparrow in the rain.”