Sunday, October 9, 2016

366 Project - Day 283 - "Abstract (40)"

October 09, 2016 - "Abstract (40)"

I was born in this town exactly forty years ago today.

I grew up just a stone's-throw from this very spot.

I've spent countless summer days on this beach... and have walked down these stairs I don't know how many times. It has been at least twenty years since the last time I looked at them... yet they look exactly the same to me.

This whole place does.

It looks the same...

It smells the same...

It feels the same...

I, however, am quite different... almost unrecognizable.

Four decades of growth and change. What will the next four bring? Will I be standing here again at eighty?

Will it look the same?

Will it smell the same?

Will it feel the same?

Will the same memories still flash through my mind?

Will I have tears in my eyes, as I do now?

One can only hope.

So here's to the last forty years!

Here's to the next forty as well!

I wonder how the story will end... but I'm quite content with waiting to find out!


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