Thursday photo prompt
This is your place, your home, far away, inaccessible. The lake is deep, a secret within many secrets. History has passed this castle by, and you, live on. In those dark waters, perhaps, lies a clue. But I will never know.
I cannot see you, except in one of those winter dreams. Silent, how can I be sure you notice me? You watch out, across those clouds, beyond our world, beyond eternity. Only now, only now I have lost you, do I understand who you are.
You, my love, in the castle.
In the world of this blogger there are two of them: a writer of genius, who died in 1924, wrote The Trial, The Castle, The Metamorphosis and a host of stories and plays, and Nakata “Kafka” Tamura, hero of “Kafka on the Shore”, the novel by Haruki Murakami.
Franz Kafka, the writer, inspired Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others. To the love of his life, the writer Milena Jesenská, he wrote passionate letters. Milená died in 1944, murdered with so many other women at Auschwitz. He is the lead writer on the Absurd of the beginning of the 20th century depicting the insanity of the bureaucracies of his time.
The other Kafka is a growing young man, who discovers love in the person of the unattainable Miss Saeki. When I go to Japan, I hope I will meet them both.