Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Memories for Sale....

My childhood home is up for sale....how depressing. I was goofing off on the internet and wanted to see images from around the area so I typed in Addy, WA and this popped up. Its strange to see someplace familiar....ish on the internet with cheesy music in the background. I recognise it, and yet I don't. The trees have certainly grown, and I don't like the curtains in the kitchen, but at the same time I want to go home. Have you ever felt like that? That no matter how old you are sometimes you just want to go home and feel safe and sheltered; even if its only for a few minutes? I remember so many things about that home. I wonder if you can still see the fairy stump from my bedroom window. As much as I was tempted to I never would walk into the woods behind the house to see it up close because I didn't want to find out it only looked that way from a distance. I always worried that it would turn out to be just a rotted old stump with nothing magical about it if I wandered too close. From my window every now and then the sun would hit just right to have a sunbeam cut through the trees and make that spot just glow....I would sit there and just gaze at it, lost in dreams until the light faded. My own, personal fairy spot. Maybe some things are better left as memories......

5 comments:

Kris said...

Oh you are not alone in this. I have a few stomping grounds myself. It is good to go and visit those too. That is why I went to the 20th band reunion with Danny last June. Yes everything seemed different, and it will only be different because we have older souls now. But if I had the money I would buy a little house in Colville, Chewelah area. Hold on to the the memories, and create new ones! And as for the fairy stump, Madison would love to see that!

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh! It's crazy to see pictures of that house! I remember it so well! I loved coming to visit, and Grandma and Grandpa would always tell me I couldnt go upstairs to play, because they didnt want me "bugging" everyone! I remember watching it be built on to!

annette said...

After I was married, my parents sold the home I grew up in and had a new home built that met their needs better. The next time I went back, I drove by it. It was strange to see how it and other familiar places had changed. I wonder if we feel something similar about this life after it's over.

PS, I got something for fun for you and Jase, but it's still sitting on his desk at school.

Teachinfourth said...

Magic Kingdom for Sale...Sold!

It was strange watching that video...odd just how much it's all changed, yet still looks the same.

Yancy said...

yeah. i agree. that's weird watching that video. Very different, and yet the same.