Loneliness – Ese’s Shoot n Quote

“so I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.”

― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Ese's Shoot n Quote - 4 - Loneliness BW

Ese's Shoot n Quote - 4 Loneliness BWBack roads of Texas

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge #4


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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23 Responses to Loneliness – Ese’s Shoot n Quote

  1. Amy says:

    That is a sentimental way to remember the the old house that is gone…


  2. Its always sad to see old homes in ruins, One wonders as you look and ponder of its bright new beginnings and the families which laughed and loved and cried within its walls,,,, Lovely poem
    ~Sue xox


  3. restlessjo says:

    Neruda has the bestest quotes! 🙂


  4. holley4734 says:

    Love the entry!! I love Pablo Neruda. Awesome Photo!! 🙂 http://holley4734.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-3/


  5. Great match up of quote and picture. That’s about one of the best old buildings I’ve ever seen. Character. 🙂


  6. Great quote and photo for loneliness. Houses in ruins look so sad and lonely


  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a fun old building!!


  8. suej says:

    Fantastic image, and love the lines from Neruda. Like you, I am drawn to old things, and I thought it was amazing that you just got there in time (re your response to Shoreacres) – some things are very fortuitous. 🙂


  9. wow! excellent pictures and quotes, Becca!


  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    There’s something sad about old houses but something beautiful at the same time. Like…when seeing the people who have been through a lot in their lives and in the end all that is reflected in their faces. Making them uniquely fascinating, mysterious and open at the same time. And touching words of Neruda you’ve chosen there, Becca.


  11. I love the photos and the quote!


  12. shoreacres says:

    Oh, my. What a combination of words and image. I always feel a little sad for buildings like this, but on the other hand, letting them fade away naturally is better than a bulldozer.


    • becca givens says:

      For the past 20+ years, I would pass this house on the way to and from LA … I always wanted to stop to take a photo, but timing was never right … over time, it sagged more and more. I told Ray during the summer — “I have to stop and take a photo before it crumbles to the ground!” He promised on that return trip we would stop. He kept his word, and while I was being so careful not to “intrude” on the property, the “owner” (a much older gentleman) stopped and inquired our intentions (mind you, I never considered going any further than the a couple of feet off the road). Once he realized our intentions were good, he shared – the house belonged to his wife’s grandfather, and shared tidbits about the large family and generations who lived there. He said people would stop and strip the house of various items. He was in the process of tearing it down — and sure enough the last time I went through — it was gone, and the property fenced. So sad!! However, I am glad I have the photos.


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