Friday, January 29, 2010

Looking Back

You know how when you grow up you like to think that you aren't holding on so tightly to the things that made up your childhood-- dolls, toys, books, friends, teachers, schools... You're older, more mature, and way beyond the juvenile intricacies of childhood... certain friendships were only temporary, teachers were just a bother and school was such a chore... yet something comes up and sparks your memory.... suddenly, you're transported back to when you were just a little kid... everyone around you was so big, so smart and you felt so cozy and safe in that little world of childhood. It was a time in life when nothing could hurt you, you were always happy and really, the little things did make you smile! You think back to all the foolish antics you performed, all the trouble you got in for silly things and think Wow, look how far I have come... Yet you also can't help but think that you want to go back... back to the friends who didn't judge... back to the teachers who it was OK to hug and kid around with... back to the principal you had a strong bond with.... but of course, you're all grown up, so none of these things should matter... yet without them, you wouldn't be the person you are today! It's because of all those little things that you became such an outstanding individual with amazing talents and traits... its because of the teachers who built you help, the principal the guided you with love and care and the friends that taught you what friendship and trust are all about....
I don't know about you, but to me that's what looking back is all about... recognizing that you really aren't past all those things... because honestly, without them, who would you be?

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