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Stairway

Totally random thoughts…

I think of the madness inducing staircase from the movie “The Haunting.” I prefer the 1963 version with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom over the remake.

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I also think of the staircase in my grandmother’s house which led to the third floor where I was never allowed to venture. Of course, that made me all the more determined to climb the staircase to see what was up there. I always imagined some mummified grinning horror locked away or secret panel to a portal to another dimension. When I asked what was up there, I was always told,”There’s nothing up there! ” After my grandmother passed away and we were clearing her house I finally got to see what was on the third floor. I scurried up the stairs and sure enough there was …. nothing. (Nothing but clusters of mice droppings and dust bunnies.)

 

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