© 2014 Lynsey

Time passages

We took our little family home to my home town for an all-too-short visit during the xmas/new year break. It was a strange feeling for me – taking familiar people into strange environments [for them], very familiar spaces and places for me.

I kept thinking, “Have you forgotten? Don’t you know?”

But it was me – they had never visited before, and had no way of knowing or understanding my half a lifetime’s knowledge and experiences. No-one else can ever know that.

Sometimes I find returning home awkward and upsetting – my parents are buried here, I have a thousand memories of good times and bad. But for the family it was new, quaint, but kind of cool.

We put our feet on the family brick and we stepped off into our respective futures.

I was just grateful that my old town was on its best behaviour.

It isn’t always the case.

31. Every day mend bridges, bury hatchets, say sorry and move on.
42. Every day celebrate. Who you are. What you have achieved. Things that matter to you.
44. Every day remember how far you have come.

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