After shutting the front door of my flat there was suddenly the sound of a voice next to me.

A smiling old man was looking deeply into my eyes.

“Good morning sir”, he said amicably.

“What do you want?”, I immediately replied.

“Nothing.” The upbeat answer sounded from his mouth while he started to walk by my side.

“I have to go to work”, I said brusquely.

“No problem”,  the old man replied breezily.


“Don’t you want to know who I am?”, I proffered carefully after we proceeded for a while.

“No, it’s fine.”

Under a deep blue sky with chalky white clouds, we walked through the suburbs and right out of the city.

After thinking over the situation for a while I asked him “Actually where are you going to now?”

“To beyond the horizon”, the old grey man said with a laugh. “But isn’t that your destination too?”