29 March 2012

Things That Are


Treehouse, Lüneburg, Germany.
March 2012.


She was the fairest
And her eyes shone of blue
I first fell in the autumn term
There was nothing I could do
School lovers swarmed
Around the courtyard wall
Then walked up
The rapture road aglow

I saw her again last summer
Where the hard rains fall
The grass grew long around her feet
Where the years took their toll
She once meant the world to me
But we by-passed destiny
On the road not taken
The road unknown

(Runrig - Things That Are)




I've just finished packing my clothes and gear for my trip to Berlin. Earlier today, I went over to my mum's place in Lüneburg, an hour's drive from Hamburg, where I enjoyed good food and walked our dog. He's almost twelve years old now, and he won't be around for many more months to come. That's why I brought my camera to take a few pictures of him. When I passed by that treehouse, it brought back memories from my childhood. Memories of friends I haven't seen in years, memories of songs that meant a lot to me back then (I used to listen to the Beatles, and my dog's name is Ringo), and a lot of other things. 

Have a nice weekend, and talk to you soon.

- Dom

9 comments:

46mile speed said...

My favorite movie, the tree house which remembers Stand By Me
I would like to become a nostalgic feeling and to come to take a trip.

DeeBee L. said...

It's a brilliant tree house. Amazing how much memories they bring up back!

joo said...

Have a great time in Berlin!
Childhood memories are the best!Love the tree house:)

Babzy said...

i like tree houses !

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks for your comments!

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wundervoller Post!
Schönes Bild und schöne Gedanken!
Wir wünschen ein schönes Wochenende
Yvonne & Raphael

Dominic Doherty said...

Dankeschön! Euch auch ein schönes Wochenende!

AB said...

I have noticed quite a few fancy tree houses round here in Saarbrücken. It seems some German dads like to put one up in true German gründlich style.

Dominic Doherty said...

They do! I never had one when I was a kid, and I don't think any of my friends in England had one. I think I'm going to build one for my kids, if I ever have any.