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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: