Friday, September 28, 2007

The London Mystery

I am just a simple Southern California girl who spent her childhood skating in Holland before settling in the Land Down Under at the sweet old age of eight. If you rewind my life a little further . . . well then I'm a little jungle baby from New Guinea. And somewhere along this journey there is a mystery for me to unravel. Because I remember a place, a beautiful happy place. It was filled with early morning fog rising up from the grounds of an ancient park. This park was a stone's throw away from a palace. A real palace where royal families and all their squires lived.

Mother said we visited London for a day a long, long time ago. Just one day? What we were doing there is still a mystery to me? Maybe it was just a layover. Mmmm. In any case I remember little cars driving in circles and really big double deck buses. Actually, I only remember seeing one. There was so much else to see, but because we had just that one day we ran everywhere--laughing. The fog lifted, bells rung, guards marched and I have no idea how to put this all in order.

I do remember wanting to return when I grew up because the people were friendly and talked awfully pretty. And even though it was a gray cloudy kind of day the city was very colorful. As a matter of fact it was like one of those greeting cards painted in soft grays but has one splotch of color from a rose or something.

There's more to tell about that day but in comes in and out like a dream. I know I was there but nobody seems to be able to tell me why or when. It's a mystery to me.


Naomi said...

Great post Gatekeeper. Thanks for supporting the carnival. It sounds like you took in a lot of the sights and sounds of London even though you were only there for a day. It really is a wonderful city.

Just coming round to check all the links work. Hoping to have the carnival post up and running tomorrow if you want to stop by and visit.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Gatekeeper, I stumbled upon this post in an attempt to invite you to the carnival and I see that you have entered this post! Even though the carnival has not officially opened I will say that this post is wonderfully written!! See you at Naomi's England Goes GONZO! carnival!!!

Marsha said...

I am so glad you were able to retain your memories of this one day in England. Your blog is breathtakingly beautiful. I enjoyed your story very much.

The Gatekeeper said...

Thank you, beautiful people, I hope to be back in England soon. This time for more than one day.

Janey Loree said...

I am visiting via Naomi's England goes GONZO! Carnival this time!

cybercelt said...

Gatekeeper . . . I have not heard that term in awhile. Great post, thanks for sharing the memories you have.

Here from Naomi's carnival.