A piece of my childhood is gone.
As a teenager, I took jobs from warehouse/truck loading to fast-food. During that time, my mother took a portion of the money I earned and put it in an envelope. She told me it was to help me save for a rainy day. I made the minimum wage, which wasn't much money in the mid-1980s. … Continue reading Saving Plan
When I was twelve years old, my parents took my brothers and me shopping for new sneakers. I remember finding black canvas Converse Chuck Taylors. My father asked me whether I was sure those were the shoes I wanted. I responded with an emphatic, "yes." These were my first pair of name brand shoes. We … Continue reading New Shoes
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says that "there is nothing new under the sun." Everything we experience has allegedly happened before—a very relatable notion in my life—the sense of deja vu having a new meaning. I think about the moments and conversations—the cycle of seasons and routines. However, I am stuck in the proverbial loop. People, places, and … Continue reading Circular Reference
Days spent wasting time looking for green grass on the other side. Instead finding lies because there’s no grass at all. I close my eyes Becoming invisible to the world exploring imaginations inside my naïve mind. To dream amazing things. To live astonishing ways. To be extraordinary. Lost among the marvels; experiencing the childlike wonderment … Continue reading Lost Marvels
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