End of Times – The Quest

A couple of weeks ago my leg stopped aching and I have been able to cover a lot more distance than before. It's being 69 days since the day I found that clue; since the moment I found purpose again and a burning desire to do whatever it takes to find my girl. My woman! My love! I found a renewed sense of energy and hope when I found that note. I knew what to do and I knew where to go… but there was still something bugging me, something I quite didn't understand!

"First up then Down"

What does that mean? I still haven't been able to figure that out. It is also interesting to me that she wrote "you know where I went" and not "you know where I am". Does that mean she would be constantly on the move? Probably! Does that mean she won't be waiting for me at any specific place? I surely hope so, that would be smart. But then, what if I get there and she is not… anywhere around? Then what………….

Sometimes I get caught up in thoughts. I guess it won't matter if I don't get there, I guess I shouldn't worry until I get there. But we humans, we worry and wonder, part of the reason we are alive.

I am close now, maybe a 2 day walk away. Just a couple miles to 1828. That is the number of the house we lived in, our house; and that's where I am heading. I have been able to scavenge along the way, and this is my favorite, some cans of tuna in water! I also still have my can opener! If I could only find a wine bottle we could celebrate with tuna and wine when we meet again. Ha, I would have never imagined that was a great combination, but in these times anything you can eat (and drink) is great! But first I need to get there, then she needs to be there!

I suddenly stopped on my tracks. Life is life, and sometimes it seems like you never get a break.. and again this time it proves to be right. The bridge is down, all the bridges are down. I need to cross this river. I can swim I said!!…. I ran close to the river and then suddenly stopped. Because of debris and other stuff, but also because of common sense. I am really too weak to swim, plus the current can take me down for miles (to who knows where) before I even get across.

I stop and look up to the skies, weak and battered. A two day trip has now turned into at least a 5 – 6 day voyage. So close yet so far!

But I still have hope and purpose.

Hold on babe, I will be there soon!


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  36 comments for “End of Times – The Quest

  1. Sherrie von Sternberg
    June 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This story just keeps getting better and better….I so what you to find her but I love these obsticles and setbacks!! This composite is fantastic!!!

  2. Paul Howard
    June 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

    And the freaking amazing voyage continues!!!!
    sooooooo good, my friend!!

  3. Yvette van Teeffelen
    June 19, 2015 at 11:15 am

    And just like that the story continues, AWESOME !!! You're just making us wait way too long in between…. 😉

  4. Alan Bland
    June 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Probably a good idea not to try swimming. The river is sure to be filled with mutant piranha. But what a photo that would make!

  5. Laura McLeod
    June 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    As said the story is getting better and better. Can't wait to see what happens next. Love the pictures also. Great job!!!!

  6. Robin Cohen
    June 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

    fantastic!! I hope you find her +Ricardo Williams !!

  7. Princess Malcolm
    June 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Love it def keep me in the loop.

  8. Tisha Scurich
    June 19, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Terrific photo and story Ricardo !

  9. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    June 19, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I'm thrilled with the hero. Fantastic!

  10. Christina Lihani
    June 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Fantastic +Ricardo Williams! You really have a great story going and everyone can hardly wait for the next installment!

  11. Ellie Kennard
    June 19, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my! I do hope he gets there and that she is waiting for him. :-0! Another fascinating episode, +Ricardo Williams

  12. Art through the Apeture Photography
    June 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Love it +Ricardo Williams I'm holding out hope for you, keep on keeping on. And whatever you do don't stop these stories. Wonderful little tidbits to keep us going as well.

  13. Kathleen Kent
    June 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    This is more than a little unsettling. Bravo!

  14. Mari Luukkonen
    June 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Wonderful! I'm anxious to find out if she's there!

  15. Ricardo Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    +Sherrie von Sternberg I hope I find her too… I must figure out a way to get across.
    +Paul Howard I am trying to keep it interesting brother! Thanks for the support.
    +Yvette van Teeffelen should I do an in-between-week-post? Maybe not! 🙂
    +Alan Bland Mutant piranha… something to think about.
    +Laura McLeod I will keep you posted!
    Thank you very much +Robin Cohen
    Es una orden +Princess Malcolm
    Thank you very much +Tisha Scurich
    +Eve Aebi Let's see what happens next week.
    +Christina Lihani I am not sure what will happen next, but he has to cross that river 🙂
    +Ellie Kennard I hope so too…. I really do.
    +Art through the Apeture Photography I have a couple more photos to go with a couple more chapter ideas… So we have a few more installments to go.
    Thank you very much +Kathleen Kent
    +Mari Luukkonen hopefully we will figure it out by the next installment.

  16. Michele Farfan-Hodge
    June 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I'm so loving this story!!! And photos too. Looking forward to see where it goes next! +Ricardo Williams

  17. lynn hughes
    June 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    These images are so cool. And a great story. Looking forward to the next post,;)

  18. Cora Triton
    June 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Love the story and the photos!

  19. Ricardo Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you very much +Michele Farfan-Hodge … I appreciate your support.
    +lynn hughes Thank you very much…. starting to think about the next chapter already…
    +Cora Triton thank you so much…

  20. Pat Kight
    June 19, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Well, just remember: First up, then down!I see some possibilities…

  21. Eric Stoliker
    June 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Ricardo, such an awesome series! I love it! All great works.

  22. Ricardo Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    +Pat Kight Still trying to figure that one out …. what could that mean?
    +Eric Stoliker Thank you very much buddy!!

  23. Christopher Germano
    June 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Look behind the tree, there's a jet pack and some rope, I left it there for you. 🙂

  24. Ricardo Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I am going to search for those accessories for sure +Christopher Germano 🙂

  25. Gary Paakkonen
    June 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Man, I hope you find a raft or something… hope also she's there waiting…. better and better

  26. Sharon Stone
    June 19, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Cool, a jet pack!!! That will be fun! Love the storyline so far Keep up the great work!

  27. Paul Pavlinovich
    June 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Nature resumes control. The relentless quest.

  28. Ricardo Williams
    June 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    +Gary Paakkonen Thank you so much … I hope so too….
    Thank you very much +Sharon Stone 🙂
    That is right +Paul Pavlinovich

  29. Rose Badlani
    June 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Freaking awesome voyage to Brooklyn

  30. Sonja Miller Williams
    June 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Desperation is the mother of invention so I know you will find a way. Love the composit image!

  31. Darla Hueske
    June 20, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful composite. Well done. Great story.

  32. Lon W.
    June 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Take care of yourself man. I know it's a long journey but she is going to wanna talk when you find her.

  33. Carla McMahon
    June 21, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Awesome storytelling.

  34. Lerato Majikfaerie
    June 21, 2015 at 6:00 am


  35. Kathleen Milks
    June 22, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Another fantastic addition! 🙂

  36. Ricardo Williams
    June 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Thank you so much +Rose Badlani
    +Sonja Miller Williams I must find a way to get over that river….
    Thank you very much +Darla Hueske
    +Lon W. I hope that day comes soon…..
    +Carla McMahon Thank you very much.
    I am glad you like it +Lerato Majikfaerie
    Thank you much +Kathleen Milks

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