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I’m seeing rather bleary-eyed.  Because of an upset stomach I got to sleep around 3 a.m. and I woke comfortably to the songs of birds in the dim light of early morning before 6 a.m.  I was feeling good, excited about starting work.  But the job doesn’t start till 10 a.m. today, and I wanted to get more sleep.  Unfortunately, sleep did not want to have me.  At least I was not feeling physically miserable and I was in a good mood, which made my 3 hours of sleep somehow bearable.  I spent the next hour reliving parts of my childhood, (something I very rarely do)… running from bullys (and sometimes confronting them), playing with friends, getting into mischief.  All my memories seem to be faded, washed out by years of neglect.  When I took Kimberly to some of my childhood haunts a year ago we discovered my old little league field completely overgrown (when I say completely, I don’t mean grass, I mean trees!).  There were sections of the old fence left, but that was about it.  My old elementary school has been turned into some sort of government building.  My Junior High was plowed under and being constructed into something else.  It was a rather sad effort at sharing a past that no longer existed.  The confluence of foggy memories and disappearing structures reminds me of M. J. Fox’s fading photo in Back to the Future.

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Posted May 15, 2006 by janathangrace in Uncategorized

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