Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Bench

Every day I religiously look at Firefly's Port Elizabeth Daily Photo blog. I love the pictures of PE and often while sitting here at my desk looking at the pictures I can smell that sea breeze and feel the wind. It's been 26 years since I've seen the town where I was born and where I grew up and unfortunately it looks like it will be a few more years before I can get there. Yesterday Firefly posted this picture, and the memories came rushing back.
I grew up at 35 Mill Park Road and this bench was where I sat contemplating, year after year, overlooking the valley and the houses. In matric, blackavrilo and I would walk down here every evening for a quiet smoke (hope my mother isn't reading this). The night before I left for Israel for good, I sat on this bench with Paul as we struggled through a bottle of Southern Comfort (which I can't stomach to this day). I am so glad this bench is still there, it's amazing but the view does not seem to have changed much.

Thanks Firefly, you do excellent work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely picture and wonderful memory from the good old innocent days, the bench and the view have not changed at all - its only us that have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!