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5 thoughts on “A Mysterious Tale Parts 1-3”
***SPOILER ALERT*** (elements of the story discussed in comment below)
I don’t know if it was the name of the girl in the story, but the minute I heard “who are you to tell me to stop”, I thought of you, HG. I thought, this is HG sitting and playing at the piano as a child and his sister, Rachel, insisting he stop … stop playing the tune over and over which she disliked. I know the tune, but can’t put words or a name to it, yet. The commanding tone, the arrogance, the lack of empathy suggested by that one comment put me in mind of a young HG, brother to Rachel, who had learned and been taught by his mother he was superior to her. That doesn’t stop him attempting to manipulate her and cajole as part of his machinations.
As described, I see an old home, an empty home, in a cold and barren place with freezing winds howling all around it, and a person who is somehow tied to that home for no known reason, considering she is young and free. But is she … free? The stranger who comes to her door is familiar in some way, but at the same time she doesn’t recognize him. His trademark is stealth, a cry for help, then like a Trojan horse he enters. Despite her challenge to him, she is the one forced to try and flee.
Two policeman have come to her aid and I take one (the Sargeant) as an empath, and the other (PC) as a normal. The empathic Sargeant also recognizes a familiarity about the scene and is sympathetic to her circumstance, the younger PC disbelieving of the report of a stranger. It reminded me of how we are disbelieved after our entanglement with the narcissist and find it difficult to share, based on the fact it’s so difficult to explain. The narcissist has a way of remaining hidden even when in plain sight. In the story he is a shadowy figure – now you see him, now you don’t – and he keeps you guessing, creating fear, eliciting sympathy, causing confusion.
The five bedrooms could be the number of bedrooms in you old family home, HG, which are now empty, but one person remains as a ghostly presence and you continue to haunt her because a co-dependent will always struggle to truly break free.
I can see the power in this narrative as the allure of the narcissist hangs ominously over it.
Perhaps there was an ending to the story, but I listened expecting a different ending.
(Typical empath, always hoping for a rescue <3 )
I bought this one when it came out and thoroughly enjoyed the mystique of the story, but was waiting for the follow up … do you mean there is no follow up, HG?
I’ve been waiting to get the answer and now I’m wondering if this is a classic case of ‘future faking’ – you’ve led us down the path of discovery and now there is nothing. Just an empty space where the unraveling of the mystery is supposed to be. Or is it that there are enough hints in the story to nudge us in the right direction to discover the ending for ourselves?
I’m not feeling very satisfied right now, so I’m going re listen and see what message might be hidden that allows us to know how the story ends.
Alternatively, I’ll write my own ending and let you know the results 😉
As delightful to listen to as this is, I don’t get the deciphering. But, it’s been several months since I first heard it, maybe now I will have better understanding, so I will listen again.
AV, look forward to your interpretation … as you can see I had a little difficulty with it as well.
I got a better sense of an ending the second time round, but I’m still not sure that’s it, or alternatively I’m hooked on the idea of a rescue 😉
LET, I will let you know once I find a bit of time to listen to it.