“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”

We’re back to cloudy. The rain will arrive later in the day. It is a bit chillier than yesterday but still warmish. After the school buses have come and gone, my neighborhood is quiet until Henry barks. He is so loud he becomes the noise, but he is protecting me, keeping me safe from car doors closing so I don’t mind.

Henry has eaten more holes in my down comforter. The worst part is he only has access to it when he is with me. I figure he waits until I’m asleep then attacks the down. I’ve added sewing to my to-do list.

Yesterday I sat on the deck taking in the warmth. The cardinal couple dropped by to the feeders. There were also chickadees and so many gold finches I lost count. The air was filled with bird songs.

When I was little, I made memories. The school corridor, wider than a river, went on for miles. Nuns were all six foot and muscular, even the old ones. The Five and Ten was magical. Everything you wanted or needed was on one of its shelves. The railroad tracks just kept going and going as far as any of us could imagine, even to China. The woods were filled with adventures. Blueberries grew everywhere. The swamp was the skating rink and the science lab. The Thanksgiving turkey needed two people to lift it out of the oven. The Christmas tree touched the ceiling and filled the living room. All of these I tucked away.

Life is gigantic when you’re little. It’s a surprise wrapped in paper and lots of ribbon. The sun is brighter, the snow deeper and the rain heavier. New still happens. Believing is easy. Santa is real and so are the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny. I know the memories I share may have been tempered by time, but I swear most of them are true, except maybe the one about the nuns. A couple of them might have been five ten.

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2 Comments on ““Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Sunny and warm again today with less clouds than yesterday. It would probably have been nice to be at home without having this cold 🙂 🙂 Tomorrow will be, depending on which prediction that will be right, either just as sunny but cooler or just as sunny but nasty hot 🙂 🙂

    Yes everything was bigger when we were kids, the road outside our apartment was several miles long but when I revisited it it had shrunk to perhaps half a mile. The candy store was huge but when revisiting it It too had shrunk considerable, I think only three full grown humans could be in there at the same time 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It will start getting warmer here. We have a three day weekend coming as Monday is Memorial Day so I hope it will be a good day because many towns will have local parades.

      I remember the first time I returned to my elementary school and couldn’t believe how narrow the hall was. It was the same with our yard. It was much smaller than I’d remembered.

      Have a great day!


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