The Narratives is a collection of short introspective essays written by an average guy in an effort to better understand himself, his life, and his relationship with the world around him while traveling the road of self-discovery. The Narratives II: Dusk Or Dawn, is the second volume in The Narratives series.
Vince Guaglione is a guy who asks lots of questions, not only of himself but of his society and the world around him. Although he claims he's found no real answers, that hasn't stopped him in his quest to gain perspective on a little something we call life.
When he's not at his real job, you can find him sucking down venti-sized coffees at a brisk pace his local Starbucks, thinking up new writing projects, or pondering his mystery questions of life.
Originally from Philadelphia PA, Vince now resides in Raleigh NC.
This excerpt was pulled from an essay I'd written describing what I experienced while visiting Gettysburg PA, for which I can find no reasonable explanation. The entire trip was surreal, and it's all documented in this essay.
The Narratives II: Dusk or Dawn
Almost immediately, as we entered the town limits, the metaphysical made its presence known by introducing us to a heavy feeling of dread. It came over both of us quickly and without warning, and we both recognized it as something eerie; something slightly upsetting. As we drove through the town on our way towards our hotel that was stationed on the southern part of the main drag, the feeling just became more pronounced. It’s very hard to explain, but I’ll use the symbolic “dark cloud over our heads” reference here as a means to simplify it. It was almost as if there was an impending doom of some sort waiting for us upon reaching our destination.