Monday, October 24, 2011

the door.

Every time I go for a walk or jog I pass by this really dilapidated shed/barn hybrid. It has the arched door you see above. The lock has been in that sideways position for as long as I've lived in the area, so apparently no one goes in or out.

So I basically want to break into the place now, just to see what's behind the door. I don't know. I'm a pretty decent citizen, but I've always had a fascination with entering places I'm not supposed to be in. Not to steal or vandalize, but just to look.

When I was a teenager I used to break into old abandoned houses, barns, once even a church (blasphemy!), again, just to have a look around. I was never caught, which is just sheer dumb luck on my part. I think there's a part of me that's always hoping to run into a ghost because I'm stupid.

Oh, speaking of the church. I did that one with a friend. It was all boarded up, but the boards were all rotted through, so we took one off of one window and climbed in. It was a really small, old church, almost like a one-room school house. But here's what I'll never forget: the entire place was black. At first I thought it was painted, but once my eyes had adjusted, I realized that there had been a fire at one time. All the old wooden pews were completely charred, as was everything else. It was incredibly eerie. Also cold, which is strange, considering this was the middle of the summer.

Now I'm a mother and want to set a good example, so I don't break into property that isn't mine anymore.

But I still want to.


  1. laughing because you sound so sure that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and your good behaviour is buying insurance with the kids!! don't we all wish.

  2. margie--you are correct madam!!! actually i've thought about this...if my son were to "explore" when he gets a little older, what should i do? should i be angry, pretend to be angry and smile inside? i truly don't know.

  3. When he starts breaking into abandoned property, you should just do it with him! :)

  4. huzzah shane!!! and you can come with us!!


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