Things did not turn out as we expected

We had to pack and leave or else our nervous system would have collapsed staying any longer at his place. We were honestly expecting a calm, relaxing vacation and with the photos we had seen from his villa we thought, there will be space for everyone and even if he acts any weird we can just hang out by the sea, in our rooms, in living room, kitchen, in the garden, by the pool, by the beach, in the woods… We thought you can easily get lost in a castle. But you know… I realized that extensions of one’s mind can spread all across his castle, even on his share of the shore, even his share of the sea. A man could poison any space if he deems absolute authority over any piece of land. We last had met him fifteen years ago. He had a temper, and we thought… You know… We’re all older, we’ve all been through our share of problems that have trimmed our edges, but funny my analysis is that by the virtue of his power and money, castle and all the people who dare not say “No” to him because their financial survival depends on him, he has lost track of his ego being swollen as wide and huge as his property. He has forgotten about looking at himself. And on our way back, watching his castle shrink in that island as we got further away up in the sky, I was no longer mad. I just felt… We’re all where we have to be. He probably needs more time or another life or maybe somethings are just what they are …