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The Door to Otherwhere

If you want to get to Otherwhere, I know a way, a between way, as any way to Otherwhere should be.

This particular way lies in France, between Biganos and Le Teich, between two rivers that snake through forests of oak and pine, their heads buried in the Bassin d'Arcachon. You know you are on the right path when you venture off the main road to head down the dirt track guarded by two files of oak trees. Make sure to keep the algae forest to your right:

Don't think to detour and amble beneath those leafy, dark branches; that is a one-dimensional place, not roomy enough for both Other and you.

Travel on, past the wanderers who have fallen prisoner to the mushroom siren song:

Beware the X that marks a spot. You cant miss it, there on your right, a compound X, a many-legged X, screaming out, "It's here, here at my roots." Don't be fooled, for many is the fool who has passed that way, never to return.  It seems to me that an X that tries too hard must be a ravenous X:

Continue on until, when you look left, you see that the river looks like any other river...

and an intent look to the right reveals a house, hiding.

The Sideways Tree is near, and often, to get to Between, you must go sideways:

And there, beneath the tree, between water and sky, is the Door:

This post was inspired by the joyous, unbounded creativity of asakiyume.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 3rd, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I want to see an art/photo/story book from you!
Dec. 22nd, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
That would be a lovely project to do!
Dec. 4th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh the door! The door is awesome! So is the graceful tree that looks like a green garland above the river, and so are the mushroom siblings, each just a little bit bigger than the next! Thanks showing me how to reach Otherwhere from your neck of the woods.

And I agree with frigg!
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
The moment I spotted the door, I thought, "asakiyume! I must tell her! I must show her." :P
Dec. 4th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
thank you so much for this
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
You are welcome.

How are you and B doing?
Dec. 31st, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I posted a bit of an update. There will be more later. We are ok. He isn't feeling well this weekend and that isn't in the post. I am getting over a cold. His geneticist visit has moved up and we've heard some things about his other recent visits but nothing definite yet and that isn't in the update either.

How are you? Happy New Year.
Dec. 4th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
It is like the opening of a picture book. :)
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I makes me want to turn the next page and see just what is behind that door!
Dec. 4th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Cool tour! I too think it it must be a book.
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
We've left Le Teich, but I'm wondering if there might not be another chapter in this story. :P
Dec. 6th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Very asakiyume-esque but wholly your own!
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thank ye, m'dear. So glad you came along for the jaunt.
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
This! is precisely what I needed today. Thank you, dear old friend :)
Dec. 22nd, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
You are welcome! And thank you for your comment. It makes me want to post more such things. :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Those pictures are just *gorgeous* And the story you told with them... I want more! :)

- D
Dec. 22nd, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow
Thank you! I now want to make more such posts. :P Where is boundless energy and time when you need and want it?
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