Apr 24, 2017Calm Center (Three)

Black and White photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Davis Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, overlooking Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, UK.
Gary Allman and Ginger Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, Langstone Harbour. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Thirty-four years ago I sat here trying to imprint this place in my memory so that I could carry it around with me and use it as a ‘calm centre’ for my mind in the years to come. That was on my wedding day. Ten years ago I came and sat here to re-charge my memory of the place so I could use it to see me through the difficult days to come as I set in motion the end of that marriage.

Today we revisited it in part to re-charge my memory and in part to exorcise it. Today I wasn’t lonely, scared, troubled, or facing major life-changes. I wasn’t looking for a memory to embed and imprint to provide that ‘calm centre’ I needed before. Today I came to enjoy and share the view with my best friend, love, and soul mate, and let it become a calm center in the closing moments of our vacation in the UK. Ginger happily agreed to become a part of my re-creation and exorcism of those previous visits.

Sitting on a bench at Milton Locks. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, Langstone Harbour
Gary Allman and Ginger Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, Langstone Harbour. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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