Introduction - songs and words

TWO MEN WERE WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK AT DUSK. ONE, AN OLDER LOOKING MAN POSIBLY IN HIS LATE THIRTIES, AND THE OTHER, A YOUNGER ONE. THE OLDER MAN, JAEKOV, LIT A CIGARETTE WHILE HE TOOK LONG STRIDES . PHAELYX, THE YOUNGER STRUGGLED TO KEEP UP. PANTING, PHAELYX CALLED OUT AT HIS ELDER,

“WAIT UP JACOB. WHAT’S YOUR HURRY?”

JAEKOV, NOT BREAKING STRIDE SAID,

“TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE. AND ALL THINGS HAPPEN WHEN THEY MUST, FELIX.”

PHAELYX WAS USED TO THIS TYPE OF ANSWER AND STOPPED ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION. LONG AGO. HE DECIDED TO WAIT AND SEE IF IT WOULD BECOME CLEARER AS THE NIGHT PROGRESSED. THEY WERE WATCHERS OF HUMANITY AND THEIR PURPOSE WAS TO OBSERVE HUMANKIND AND HELP GUIDE THEM TO THE WILL OF THAT WHICH CONTROLS THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS. WHATEVER THAT MAY BE. IT’S NOT IMPORTANT.
AS PHAELYX PONDERED HIS ROLE IN THE DEVINE CONTRUCT HE MANAGED TO KEEP UP WITH HIS MENTOR AS THEY REACHED THEIR USUAL PLACE FOR INSTRUCTION AND REFLECTION.

WOODEN STEPS CARRIED THEM UP TERRACES TO THE TOP OF A SMALL PLATEAU OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN COAST WHERE A SMALL COFFEEHOUSE STOOD.

THEY WALKED AROUND TO THE BACK PATIO TO SIT AT A SMALL TABLE WITH A USELESS LARGE UMBRELLA. JAEKOV TOOK OFF HIS OVERCOAT AND DRAPED IT OVER THE RAILING NEAR THE TABLE AND SAT DOWN. PHAELYX , SEEMINGLY OUT OF BREATH, PLOPPED DOWN INTO HIS CHAIR. JAEKOV LIT ANOTHER CIGARETTE AND SAID,

“FELIX, DO YOUR BEST TO COMPOSE YOURSELF. THERE IS NO NEED FOR SUCH A DISPLAY. YOU AREN’T EVEN REALLY BREATHING.”

PHAELYX LIFTED HIS HEAD THAT HAD BEEN RESTING ON THE TABLE, TOOK ONE LAST DEEP BREATH AND SAID,

“SORRY, I CAN’T HELP IT”

“YOU CAN”, SAID JAEKOV “IT IS JUST A HABIT, MUCH LIKE MY SMOKING, WE USE TO HELP US FEEL CLOSER TO OUR SUBJECTS. JUST TRY AND BE MORE DISCIPINED.”

“OK” PAHELYX STRAIGHTENED UP AND MOTIONED FOR A WAITRESS TO COME OVER.

A YOUNG GIRL WITH BLONDE DREADLOCKS AND A LARGE SLEEVE TATTOO ON HER RIGHT ARM WEARING AN APRON CAME TO THEIR TABLE.

“HI FELIX, JACOB”, SHE CHIMED “THE USUAL FOR YOU GENTLEMEN?”

“PLEASE”, SAID JAEKOV, AND SHE BOUNDED AWAY TO RETRIEVE THEIR COFFEE AND HOT TEA.

A SONG CAME ON THE LOUDSPEAKER AND JAEKOV CLOSED HIS EYES AND LISTENED. HE THEN LOOKED OUT ONTO THE SUNSET OVER THE OCEAN AND SIGHED. HE TOOK ON AN EXPRESSION THAT LOOKED PENSIVE AND REMAINED LOST IN THOUGHT WELL AFTER HIS COFFEE HAD ARRIVED. PHAELYX KNEW BETTER THAN TO INTERRUPT, AS THE BEST STORIES AND LESSONS WERE BORN FROM SUCH REFLECTIONS.

AFTER A BIT LONGER, JAEKOV TOOK A SIP FROM HIS LUKEWARM COFFEE AND AS A NEW SONG CAME OVER THE LOUDSPEAKER, HE SPOKE….

Introduction - songs and words

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a short bit of fiction, an introduction to a collection.

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