Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Things I've Learned at Home


Being back in my element has taught me some invaluable lessons. Here're the ones I can remember:

1. I much prefer hunting cheap CDs at an Indie record store to downloading albums from iTunes. iTunes has no character.

2. My dog remembers me the second I walk in, unfazed by the 8-months she hasn't seen me.

3. I am no match for the things that haunt me.

4. There's only two instances when I feel genuinely enraged; seeing the Cardinals get hammered, and losing ping-pong to my little brother.

5. I would rather be bored silly than have to go to work at night.

6. I am intrigued by the idea of being at a traditional four-year university. And I fear that I won't ever truly experience it.

7. Home and family are enough to keep me in one place forever.

8. Everything changes.

9. No one remembers me, except those that I have loved and those that have loved me. It makes me focus in on the relationships that I'm developing right now.

10. No matter how old I get, no matter how many years I stay away, no matter how much about me changes, I want to always have a home to return to.

And may we always have a home to return to.

2 comments:

Romondo Davis said...

Well stated, Son. I love having you in OUR home.

martadouglass said...

man, you should have come down to columbia.