I wish I had your talent for self expression and expressing feelings.
It does make me think about my old friends, but I can’t think too hard because I’m married.
You are really good and I am an English teacher with 20 years of teaching experience!
I was just reading a RS article on the formation of the Sex Pistols. It reminded me that there was a time when some people said ‘I don’t care’.. and really meant it. Destroying the house that they lived in, only to realize that there’s no place to sleep is the best!
As we grow up, we do “lose” some of what makes us who we are in our youth, whether we appreciate those qualities at the time or not. BUT if we are lucky, we have a whole lifetime during which to be ourselves in many different forms, each spectacular in our its way.