A safe Safe ?

A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Tell its story. Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

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

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