posted on May, 27 2006 @ 04:12 PM
Everyone needs a Batcave. It doesnt matter who you are, everyone needs some place where they can be anonymous. There is a difference between a Batcave
and a hang out. A hang out is where you spend your time with friends, a Batcave is a place of solitude.
I discovered my Batcave about 3 years ago while I was going through a very painful divorce. It was a time when I found that the friendships I had
formed were just superficial. A mile of friends one inch deep. I got burned y the very people who were suppose to stand by me. So now, there is a
trust factor that I have imposed: I don't. That way I am not disappointed. Ok, maybe I do get disappointed, but it just proves that the "don't
trust factor" is working.
Back to my Batcave. Since I have no mountains to climb, or bodies of water nearby (I live in the high, flat desert), this little cigar shop tucked
away in the back of a specialty shopping area, is my dark, cool place of solitude.
I don't really care for cigars all that much but they do pour Guinness from the tap. The walls are dark mahogany and the windows let in just enough
light that there is no need for the overheads. The air is rich with the smell of tobaccos, my favorites being the pipe. There are chairs over in that
corner where the old timers sit and discuss politics or what ever is of interest that day, but never too loud. Everyone speaks in hushed tones, like
they are in church, keeping their conversations within their eye contact. The wait staff is always polite and were using my name by the second or
third time I visited.
There are long seasons when I dont get back to my Batcave, but when I do it is still as familiar as the last time I sought refuge.
Where is this place? Where is yours?