As a writer, I’m rather proud of the way I was able to express this story. So I’m reblogging hoping more people read it. I’d like to hear what others think.
When I was a very young child, I used to walk out of the house and wander around the neighborhood alone. I was so young I wasn’t even in school yet. It was somewhere in the 1960’s, the decade where kids ate paint, breathed asbestos and played with plastic dry cleaning bags before the printed warnings became mandatory. I hardly understood the 60’s. They were my Landing-on-Earth years. Like an astronaut who just touched down, I was getting my wobbly legs used to gravity and time. I don’t know where I came from. All I know is I left a warm, comfortable limbo and slowly woke up to the bright, loud reality of this planet.
My mom said I hardly cried as a child. I didn’t talk much. It’s probably because I was taking it all in. Each moment held dreamy images and curious exploration. In hindsight, being a toddler…
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