When I was Monday March 7, 2005, 3 comments

When I was 21

I was a cute, bubbly, happy little guy. I played with my cookie monster doll, liked to watch television with my sister, and wanted to slide down the big “banana slide” outside our apartment. I could see it, but I wasn’t big enough to go down that amazingly glossy yellow cement monster.

When I was 22

I was still cute, but now I had the vocabulary of a 12 year old, and read at a Grade 8 level, despite the fact I was in Junior Kindergarten. I still liked watching television with my sister, but now I liked reading Mordecai Richler’s book even more.

When I was 23

I was cute, kind of, like all 8 year olds are, but I was also too big to want to be called cute. I read The Lord of the Rings, I moved back to Toronto from the interior of British Columbia, and I found myself with a head full of thoughts and a heart full of feelings that I didn’t always understand. The first death of someone I knew occurred, and led me down many strange roads in my mind.

When I was 24

I wasn’t cute, by many standards. By some standards, some girls found me attractive. I had long hair (which was fashionable then) and played a mean guitar, mean piano, mean bass, and smoked too much dope. I had friends that I still have, and friends that I’ve lost since. I wasn’t sure what I was doing, and I was following paths that others were suggesting to me because I was too lost to know where I wanted to go. Teachers fretted. My parents fretted. I idled.

Today I am 25

Not cute any more. Early mid-life pudge setting in, but I’ve started a rigorous advance on that front. And life is amazing. I have kids, one of them is 23. He likes the Lord of the Rings too, though only the movie, not the book. I have a child who loves to play piano, and another who loves to draw. I am still idling, but now out of habit, not for any other reason. I’m about to step into gear though. I had a nice talk with my dad last night about the future, and he really supports the ideas I have.

When I am 26

It’ll be time to retire. I’ll be old and grey and happy. I’ll have grandkids. I’ll have a whole life full of memories, trials and triumphs. It’ll be cool. Maybe I’ll be cute again.


Comments

jeff Monday March 7, 2005


Happy birthday man. all of us damn pisces are crazy

Adrian Tuesday March 8, 2005


Yes. Yes we are.

Physics Boy Wednesday April 20, 2005


Allow me to bring you some water…

it’s what aquarians do.

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