and the rest is your imagination

The Encounter

It got quiet after he left. He had left me and not even turned around. It would probably have unbalanced him, because he was too drunk.

Two decades passed before we happened to see each other again in the street. When I discovered him, I looked embarrassed to the floor. He just walked on. He didn’t remember me, over the years the alcohol had erased his memories. When he passed me, I looked after my father until he turned into the next street and finally disappeared.

Die Begegnung

Es wurde still, nachdem er gegangen war. Er hatte mich verlassen und sich nicht einmal mehr umgedreht. Das hätte ihn vermutlich aus dem Gleichgewicht gebracht, denn er war zu betrunken.

Es vergingen zwei Jahrzehnte, bis wir uns wiedersahen – zufällig auf der Straße. Als ich ihn entdeckte, schaute ich verlegen zu Boden. Er lief einfach weiter. Er erinnerte sich nicht mehr an mich, der Alkohol hatte seine Erinnerungen mit den Jahren gelöscht. Als er an mir vorbeigegangen war, sah ich meinem Vater hinterher, bis er in die nächste Straße bog und endgültig verschwand.

and the rest is your imagination

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Ralf

Based in Berlin I write and draw about my everyday impressions and thoughts. I earn my living as a head of content, planning digital communication for e-commerce and inspiring people to achieve their goals.