Nowhere Man

Sometimes, it’s so late you forget about the ocean with its velvet shudders and creeping winter.

Sometimes, its so dark you can’t remember why you ever wanted the sun to fall in the sky and let you be.

Sometimes, its so lonely you forget everything except your swallowing pain and the frayed four corners of your heart.

In that moment, you become a Nowhere Man.

It happens to everyone at least once or twice, to some more than others. It is those, who cannot spend a day free from fear of what the moon will bring – or take – whom you must pity. For the lateness and the darkness and the loneliness are parasites of the soul. Like the fences that surround prisons, they trap you; bind you inside your Nothing Cell with their grey resolution.

The Big Bang.

Before time and before space, there was Nothing, No One, Nowhere. Now, today, at this very moment, there is still Nothing, No One, Nowhere.

Internal.

Eternal.

Nowhere Man, you are blind. Can you see me at all? Do you even want to? When the drums of the past cry mutiny against you, it is often hard to distinguish any sort of melody amid the throbbing. But what the drums are telling you is all-consuming, censored Nothing.

Some Nowhere Men remain in their No One Void. The end of the universe would shrink in fear from its barren rage. Other Nowhere Men seize the orchestral silence and go mad. Others still break away from their rubber souls and their rasping temptations.

Nowhere Men of the world: lonely you may be, you are not alone.

Nowhere Man

ommanipadmehum

Sydney, Australia

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Artist's Description

he’s a real nowhere man
sitting in his nowhere land
isn’t he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man – The Beatles
Rubber Soul
1965

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  • Lisa  Jewell
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