|Canal along Wyndham Hotel, Amsterdam. Shot with Fujifilm Xpro-1, 35mm.|
Somewhere in Amsterdam
Dear Lonely Hearts Editor,
It's been a few weeks since I last wrote to you about my prospect of moving in with Joe of Oregon. It turned out that he was not what he claimed to be. He has a wife with six children. The oldest is 24 years old and still lives at home. His youngest child is a paragon of nuisance. I believe that the character Dennis the Menace was inspired by him. One time while we were having dinner at Joe's house, without my knowing it the kid tied my feet to the chair. I then realized that he tried to light a couple of matches that were stuck on my sandals. Good grief. I have since left Joe as it was obvious to me that this kind of arrangement would not work out. I needed some space to clear my head so I decided to flee to Europe. Right now, I am somewhere in Amsterdam. I am currently writing this missive as the sun is about to rise. It is a gorgeous sight to see. The canal is clean. The locals tell me that the water is potable. That is good to know. I think I will stick it out here for a while. In the meantime, I would like to renew my subscription to the Lonely Hearts Magazine. Alas, I am again a proud owner of the Lonely Heart. Please send it to the address above. As I may be in different places in the next few months, I will advise you on my new address.
© 2015 Rob Castro