First voice: Now he has seen me. He is walking into my world with his innocent eyes
He is looking straight into my hiding-place.
Second voice: Good morning!
I did not expect to meet anybody up here. You surely don’t live hereabouts.
First voice: Indeed I do. I have always lived in this dale.
Second voice: Then perhaps you can help me. I too used to live in this dale but farther down.
I left fifty years ago as a boy of ten. I went far away into another country. Today for the first time I have come back. I find everything changed.
First voice: Oh yes: it has changed a lot in that long time.
Second voice: It is partly an illusion
or was an illusion…
Herbert Read 1955