To each his own. To me my own.

Closing Time

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Well… it looks like my time is up here…

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I’ll never forget you, my little tree house in the sky. It seems as though you’ve cradled me for a long time. The roots of my initially terrifying journey to find myself began with you. As I felt everything outside was crumbling around me, from the many mistakes I made to the letdowns I endured – you always kept me safe within your walls. The past three years you’ve seen every bit of me. Sadness, joy, anger, surprise, frustration, loneliness… all of it. Soon, I hope there will come another person to live here – perhaps one not so unlike me. Someone who is also in need of comfort, safety and tranquility.

Thank you for letting me call you HOME for awhile. Just as I always expected, it’s hard as hell to say goodbye.

Shhhh… remember, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. You just hold your head up now, Bon – and go on home.

(sniff) *nod*… Yeah.  Be seein’ ya.

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21 responses

  1. Linda Beaty

    This is so well presented, with both words and pictures. I am sure leaving had to be emotional. This is one of your best. -Mom

    May 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  2. Bonnie

    Thank you Mom. It was emotional, you of all people understand how I feel about this place. It took everything I had in me to close that door, and lock it for the last time.

    May 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm

  3. Elena

    Time to leave the little nest in the tree~house, spread your wings and soar into a bright, beautiful new future.

    Ecclesiastes 3

    A Time for Everything

    1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

    ~~Hugs sweetie~~

    May 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks, sweet E. It sure was hard to leave, harder than I thought. I’m still tearing up even writing this. And, I love Ecclesiastes 3. That’s also one of my Mama’s very favorites.

      🙂

      May 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

  4. How sweet and sentimental. You had a very beautiful home. Blessings on your new home…

    May 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you for your sweet words, dear Carol Ann. I’m looking forward to my new beginning here. Blessings to you, my friend.

      May 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

  5. helen reynolds

    Awwww,I know it’s hard to say good-bye to something or someone who has kept you safe, but how exciting it is to make new memories! A new life with your K and he’ll keep you safe in his arms. You will always have memories of your “Treehouse in the sky”, but now it’s time for new memories! I’m sure the ones you’ll be making with K will be as every bit or better than the ones you’re leaving! My best wishes to you and K as you start this new chapter in your life. Much love! oxox

    May 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much Helen. I always knew when the time came, it would be very emotional for me. I know the way I speak of it is probably weird to most, but I kinda compare it to how much Wilson (the ball) meant to Tom Hanks on Castaway. When it’s all you’ve got for a while, I guess you just tend to ‘latch on’ to what’s nearest you.

      I’m very excited about my future. I’ll shake this thing off soon, fluff up my tail feathers and be ready to fly again in no time…

      Thanks so much for your beautiful well wishes, as I hold them close to my heart. Love you much!!

      May 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  6. Beautiful pics!

    May 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks, Thoughts. I told my landlord they could probably re-lease the place very quickly by using this post as marketing material! 😀

      May 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  7. what a lovely spot…
    oh, the journey of life.
    It’s never easy…

    blessings
    jane

    May 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks dear Jane, and you’re right it’s not. Blessings to you…

      May 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  8. Never easy leaving what you have called home for a long time, but leaving leads to a new beginning a new home, i recently did the same and dont regret it.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    • Bonnie

      You’re so right, Richard. Thanks for stopping in, and best wishes to you in your new home as well!

      May 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

  9. Tipsy Lucy

    What a beautiful home.
    I’m visiting from Vixter’s blog.

    June 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you so much, and for stopping in!! 🙂

      June 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

  10. Felicia

    Loved the pictures! As for the writing, are you sure you attended a westside school…JK

    June 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks dear Felicia!! Oh, you’ve got me going on that one… still laughing!! 😀

      June 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

  11. The music and photos go well. 🙂

    December 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

    • Thanks very much, Cocomino! I’ll always have very fond memories of this home.

      December 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

  12. Pingback: New Year, New Beginnings… Part III « Life of Bon

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