It’s Mine…what are they doing there?

TODAY AT THE LOCK I saw two young men with cameras and clipboards walking around the lock keeper’s house in a steady rain, stopping to jot things down and snap photos, then hurrying to protect their equipment from water damage.

I wanted to ask.
I wanted to put on my Tilley and go through the rain and ask.

See how much I’ve taken possession of this place that has captured my imagination, to the point wondering what they are doing and feeling they have no right to do it without my knowing?

I knew what I’d say.
I’m a writer who comes here often and I’m currently writing about the house (not true) and I can’t help but wonder WHAT IS HAPPENING? Is it being sold, renovated, knocked down?

I don’t.
I don’t put on my hat. I don’t get out of the car. I don’t ask.

But I also DO.
I do see how I’ve taken ownership. I do see the depth to which the metaphor of the neglected house has connected. I do begin to wonder whether what I’ve already written is just a toe in the water.

There is nothing quite so motivating
as seeing a subject that inspires disappearing!

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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2 Responses to It’s Mine…what are they doing there?

  1. Annie says:

    you are sounding much like my (blog) friend Chesapeake Bay Woman (CBW for short)….she loves old houses and wants to protect them, and loves photographing them in her Life in Mathews county blog.


  2. Annie says:

    Meant to say thanks for visiting my spring flowers Marilyn, so glad you can enjoy them!


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