This safe looks like it has had a long and a colorful history . It has been to very high places in its Life and now has been dumped outside in a vacant plot .
It reminds me of a gentleman I once knew . I came across him some months during my visit back home .
I remember he was handsome ,dashing with a swagger . Threw parties like they were going out of style . There were always people surrounding him , girls gushing , lots of laughter , lively conversation, music and wine . He seemed to be the envy of every man and a girl’s dream come true .
That was many years ago . I went away but returned after many decades and recognized him sitting under a tree. An old man , in dirty torn clothes . He looked completely empty and lost . He looked up and if there was any recognition of me on his face , it was fleeting and quickly clouded over with a vacant stare . He got up and shuffled away from me .
I was on my way to catch my flight and could not stay —-but his appearance disturbed me and I sat on the plane wondering what had happened . I got busy with the chores of daily living and the memory of the old man faded .
Today I saw this photo of a safe and the memory came back —–I wonder where the man is now ????
Like the safe in the photo, he too did not have a safe life