It has been 16 days and 15 nights of walking, hiding, crawling my way to where I am now. I hope I moved in the right direction, followed the tracks to where they were supposed to lead me. It's being 16 days, or more like 17, 18 or 15. My memory is failing. Lack of sleep and lack of food can do that to you. Nobody to talk to, nothing to hear. No words, no noise, no music! Except the music in your head and the occasional brush of an animal against the bushes. Yes, the animals are slowly coming back… or should I say they never left and are surviving the times? They seem to adapt pretty well, so much better than we, the humans! But in all this you know what seemed to be not affected at all? Take a guess………. Yes, cockroaches. Is like nothing kill those damn cockroaches. I have a new appreciation for them.
While on my path to who knows where, I was beginning to wonder if I had missed my turn off point. What is "to the end of Life"? Is that the end of the tracks, because I am certainly not there yet, or is it something else? Is it a specific train wagon with a specific name? – I made sure I stopped and read/analyse all of them in detail looking for clues and more – Or is it a specific building or place? What if it is a building? What if it is a building I already passed days ago. My mind was beginning to falter and I was starting to doubt! My feet were aching and tired and my body was thirsty. But I kept walking… heading who knows where.
It is incredible how vegetation can take over every existing man made construction. Like mother nature is taking back what was always hers. I still had a half-day of walking in front of me but I had to stop. Too thirsty, too tired. I walked just enough to a high dense area that was overridden with trees, bushes and plants. A good place for hiding, resting and possibly spending the night! Safety first! When I got there and pushed through the wall of branches and bushes… that's when I saw it.
Behind all of that was the remnants of what used to be a huge and, from what I can tell, beautiful church. Just pieces of what used to be a magnificent construction remained standing. From outside in the yard I watched in awe how the roof had caved in and how the walls were gone. I couldn't believe my eyes. While walking around I stumbled upon something and when I looked down I froze in a combination of panic, fear and WTF. It was a tombstone, they were many more, all around… everywhere. So many tombstones, and that's when it hit me. "To the end of Life"
I paused and figured I had reached the right place, but then again…. was it the right time?
– I need to search for clues! I need to find my next clue!
– I think I see it, just above the stairs. Just behind the Statue.
Background image found on the internet from http://hdwpics.com/forgotten-city-hdw1171467
This will be a series of composites that will span over several weeks.