Thursday, August 7, 2014

On the road

Tom and Daisy have returned, more like ashes from distant volcanoes than a fresh, soothing breath of fall. They say they've been to Argentina but her shimmering tan tells a different story - he's vainly had his mustache trimmed to look like Errol Flynn's (the similarities end there), his charcoal hair a pomade paradise.

Henry slides his fingertips suggestively across his throat as a signal for us to escape. Before I can tell Elisa he grabs my arm and pulls me away. "Leave her" he whispers, "there's no time". It's meant to be a joke but to me she's a very real casualty of war, stranded with the two of them and the habitual disdain they share between them.

We drive northeast toward the mountains, away from the smell of rosemary and salt and the ocean. I have so many things to ask him but this time too I remain silent, afraid of finding out what that void in his heart was once made up of.


17 comments:

  1. It is awful how we hold back asking those questions... for fear of the answers...I did that for a while, it only led to more pain, ask the hard questions...

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  2. Not Elisa! Go back, before it's too late.

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  3. beautiful and the pictures go so well x

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. there was always a pomade paradise at the ska clubs i used to dance at. love the pearl necklace :)

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  5. rosemary + ocean = heaven
    xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  6. Beautiful photos - I'd like to be on the road again, even if faced with so much uncertainty.

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  7. Lovely pearl necklace! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin & Google+? If interested, please let me know.

    Louisa
    LA PASSION VOUTEE
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  8. you should write a book dear.. I totally love your posts =) new post in my blog. thanks for the visit
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  9. nice pics!
    What if we follow each other? Let me know sweetie! :)

    SIMONA | LIVEINFOXWORLD.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  10. nice pics;) you should write a book;-)

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  11. I don't remember ever being this intrigued.

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  12. I LIKE YOUR PICS IVA.. SENSITIVITY AND HEART.

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  13. "I have so many things to ask him but this time too I remain silent, afraid of finding out what that void in his heart was once made up of."

    I adore this more than I can say.

    S.

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