Up On The Rooftop: Some Much Needed Gargoyle Wisdom

Gargoyle nightToday was the first warm day we’ve had in an eternity, so when I got home from work, I went up onto the roof to visit Gary, my faithful Gargoyle and The House on the Hill’s de facto Guardian Angel.

Gary was waiting by the window rather than on his usual perch.  I asked him if he’d heard me coming.  “Your footsteps are as heavy as your heart, my friend,” he told me as I stepped out onto the roof.

We out out to the front of the house and took up our positions.  I studied the stars in the March sky as Gary kept an eye on my while pretending to take an interest in the birds on the roof of the house across the street.

I didn’t have to say anything.  Gary was well aware that a certain black car was never in the driveway anymore, that the only laughter that ever filled the house lately was from the laugh track on the television, and that I cried myself to sleep more often than not.

“Gargoyles have a saying…We might be made of stone, but that doesn’t mean we cannot break.  Our expression might never change, but that doesn’t mean we don’t cry inside.  Even though we watch over others, we still long for someone to keep an eye on us.”

I looked over and smiled at my friend as I wiped the tears from my eyes.

“If you could hear the way her heart speeds up whenever she’s around you, you wouldn’t be crying right now,” Gary told me, alluding to his super Gargoyle hearing.  “That girl is madly in love with you, and she will be back.  Her heart won’t allow her to stay away.”

Some men go up onto a roof when they’re depressed to find a way to permanently end the sadness.  I go up on a roof to seek out wisdom and a new hope.

The world would be a happier and safer place is every roof had a Gargoyle…






About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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22 Responses to Up On The Rooftop: Some Much Needed Gargoyle Wisdom

  1. reocochran says:

    This was like coming across a “spoiler alert” and very dismaying to say the least. I had not read the post or posts? that led to your special lady leaving. I know the gargoyle is correct, if he heard her heart speed up at your approach and her love is not going to stop. Just like a faucet can be turned off and on again, love can, too. I hope it turns on and flows over you!

  2. grbxxenormyn says:

    wishing you well, my friend.

  3. How can the poor guy enjoy the ride when his favorite pony is on the opposite side of the country?!?

  4. jrosenberry1 says:

    Yes, gargoyles need love too. Got this book for my son when he was a toddler; he outgrew it but now it is one of my favorite books. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1561178.god_bless_the_gargoyles
    “God bless the dreamers whose dreams have awoken.
    God bless the lovers whose hearts have been broken.
    Whole poem is here, but the layout is cheesy: http://www.socialhermit.com/Bless/Gargoyles.html

    I’m hoping the Lady Who Owns Your Heart Forever is back soon … and permanently!
    ps — “hi” from Abercrombie.

  5. susielindau says:

    So sad! She visited your site last night. Right? I didn’t want to leave a comment because I felt like I was intruding… 🙂

  6. Ah, Gary…such a wise gargoyle. Let me know if he ever makes it to the West Coast, because I could use a little bit of wisdom right now, too.

    • Sorry to be so self-centered there…I’m sorry for your broken heart, too. But glad that your Girl Who Will Take Over the Medical World is at least keeping in touch and helping you know she cares. That’s a wonderful thing, even though the distance sucks.

  7. grannyK says:

    Such a beautiful post. I know how it is to be away from the one you truly love. Hang in there.

    • Austin says:

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I figure if I give her some constant night time reading it will make it difficult for her to forget me… 🙂

  8. Phil says:

    Stay strong buddy. Real love sometimes has a way of working things out. Keep the faith.

    • Austin says:

      Thanks, Phil. As you know from a previous post, I plan to show a little faith because there’s magic in the night… Bruce told me that! 🙂

  9. Eagle Tech says:

    Hang in there, dude,

  10. floridaborne says:

    My roof has a cat. He doesn’t like company. The secret to a successful relationship is that both people want it to work. Anything less and any “sure fire” methods are useless.

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