Reflective Days  

rm_Kingcat4U2 66M
1606 posts
8/13/2006 6:03 pm

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8/31/2006 9:29 pm

Reflective Days

I had a good weekend, brief though it always is, when it is basically just one day off.
Had some female companionship while dining out on
Saturday night, which was a nice change of pace.

Had a lazy Sunday. Got my grocery shopping done, tanked up the car for Monday. Piddled about the house for awhile, spent some time with a friend. Watched "The Mask of Zorro" while enjoying some old fashion licorice.

The black, licorice twists. The kind that would turn your tongue black as a kid. Then you would stick your tongue out at all the other kids and everyone would laugh like idiots because you had a black tongue. Brought back a rush of childhood memories, of a simpler, less complex, and much more innocent time. "The Mask of Zorro" was a perfect movie to watch. No profanity, a real hero, a beautiful woman and a kid to relate to, just like the movies of my childhood.

I suppose, after shouldering the burdens of adulthood for so long, it only natural to look back on childhood with a certain wistfulness.
I had a lot of fun as a kid, and everyday seemed to be an adventure with new discoveries and secrets of the world disclosed. The sense of wonder and magic seemed to be an almost daily event, or at least it appears so now.

Now, I almost have to make a conscious effort to let that sense of wonder into my mind.
I guess it's the adult trying to be in charge.
I just have to remind myself, I really don't need to be an adult all the time, and I don't ever want to shut that sense of wonder and pure enjoyment of simple things out.

I hope your inner child is thriving!

twirly_girl 48F

8/13/2006 8:49 pm

I wish I were 8 years old again.
The family camping trips during summer were
always fun.


rm_Kingcat4U2 66M
2799 posts
8/14/2006 2:16 am

Ah, yes, those were the days. Never knew how
good I really had it. I'm hoping my second
childhood will be as much fun!

catkit13 67F

8/31/2006 7:36 pm

oddly, i remember very little of my childhood! not sure why, and it really doesn't bother me, but i'm always surprised when someone mentions something that happened when s/he was five or six years old- i guess my childhood was a typical middle-class childhood, typical dysfunctional family (don't we all have them?) and typical schooling experiences . . .
then, the few experiences and events i DO remember stand out like neon, i guess because there are so few of them
as far as i know, i'm as well (mal?) adjusted as the next person

rm_Kingcat4U2 66M
2799 posts
8/31/2006 9:29 pm

Sometimes little things jog memories,
that were lying dormant for a long time.
I had forgotten about the ole licorice
trick until I recently bought some and
that is what triggered that memory.

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