April 30th, 2005

Ginger1991

Remember 16?

Wasn't it awful and wonderful???

I felt and understood more,
in those few months.......

Than I have in the near two decades since.

The energy.

The pain.

Everything was so VIVID.

I've been talking
with
a girl
tonight............

who is 16.

I adore her.





I have a theory.....
about why time seems to pass
so much more quickly
after a time.



We think we KNOW stuff.
Our eyes glance over objects
we would have examined.
Before.


We think we KNOW stuff.


We aren't taking the time
to look.........
Eyes pass quickly over understood
objects.


We understand how things work...
and YEARS pass like weeks.


How long did it take you to get out
of HIGH SCHOOL.

Those four years.

Iconised.

We can smell them.


Remember details.
Hold things in our belly.


I went to three High Schools
in three Countries.

Went to my "REUNION" in Dallas Texas.
IN 1998.

The one from Germany?


Yes.


The Hotel caught fire....
My first love drove me there.

The fire was put out.

And my First Love and I....
had People waiting at home for us.

We slept--in the same bed.

WE slept.

Many stories.
Much DRAMA.





16.



Do you remember 16?


I remember 16.
I wrote it down.



Even as deep as 17............
I remember.
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