Going back

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

― Nelson Mandela

 

This past week we went back to our college town, which we haven’t been to in years.  We met several of our college friends for the weekend, ate at some of our favorites, and watched the kids play.  While in reality the town (and even parts of campus) has changed a lot, it was still the same.  Campus was beautiful.  The town was fun.  Isolated, yet vibrant.  It was even better than I remembered.  But I am most definitely different.  I am more present than I ever was when I was there.  I noticed things I never did before.  The trees, the people, the stir of life.  I was simply more aware.  It made me want to just walk and watch and simply BE.  It also made me wonder how much I will change in the next 10 years.

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