Archive for August 25th, 2008

August 25, 2008
Filed Under (HUH?) by svana

I’ll admit it…

I wound up calling my old friend after some lengthy ribbing in a chat program. Suffice it to say, I did gain something from from the conversation. I got a dose of perspective…funny how that works. I had always been of the opinion that her relationship with her family was quite good, but, it would seem that that was not the case.

I was amazed to learn that her adolescence was filled with the difficulties that I had, but I had never seen hers…but isn’t that how it goes? Suddenly, my perspective was vastly different that the one I had as a teenager or even as a revisiting adult. I guess that’s what maturity will do to you.

On the topic of maturity, for a moment…I will say this….

High School never really ends. It just becomes more subtle, but more ludicrous at the same time. One of the reasons I do not go into the past is because the people that I knew then, are the same people now…just older. Age can either eliminate some of those nasty personality traits or amplify them.

I view my brain as a filing cabinet, filled with files from all the years and times of my life. Occasionally, I will pull one out…and purge items so it takes up less space and makes room for the new. I prefer to live now, rather than reliving the good or bad from the past. Sometimes a visit to the file room is needed and necessary, but too much time spent there is counter productive.

So…as I review my newly found perspective, I will put the file containing that time into archive…and leave it there.