” I Know A Place”

Sometimes when I am lost
I fall into a kind of trance
and as if sleepwalking
find myself unconsciously
falling toward a place
known by few though by some.
Its architecture begins long
before I get there, for it
transcends the physical.
Though I go alone, I always
carry some one with me
perhaps an imaginary friend
and wear a silent, contained
smile as if to say,
“I know a place.”
It was conceived by no
grown up but by a
dearer creature and
was designed to vail the
brashness that lay outside it.
It has no exterior though
it has a lovely face for
those who might not
understand and an almost
apologetic one for those
who do.  It is built of
compassion and so, made to endure.
Anything new to enter
is quick to have a healthy
coating of a life rubbed
over it to cloak and protect
it from any one occurrence
that might make itself known
and appear forever too
It is here I am safe
and here I am clever
and here I am known
and here I cannot stay
too long.
I know a place
whose beauty is incidental
for it is more a piece of
understanding and in
every morsel a lesson in
survival, and it will last.
I know a place
that is infinitely complex
and at once simple.
It knows more than me
for it leaves me clues.
And in its fog there is
familiarity and clarity.
I have always known it.
I know a place
and it is you.

Bobby McAlpine~

Bobby McAlpine ~ Guest Lecturer for ICA&A Southeast Event


Home ~ Even though it resonates with nearly everyone ~

there are many who can feel it, some who can visualize it, yet,

there are very, very few who can articulate it.  Bobby just happens

to be one of those exclusive few who can.  And, he continuously

tries to help each and all of us understand what our senses are

trying to convey.


Stay tuned for the follow up post that highlights this facinating evening.

All my Bests,


5 Comments on ““I Know A Place”

  1. Touched the core of my heart, Kyle……just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing & I will, too. God bless you always.

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