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.