Is That How It Happened?

Quotes and Notes #359

Looking back

Looking back

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”—Marcel Proust—

I remember one of my most cherished possessions when I was eight was a pocket knife. One time I had a dime. I wanted to go to the hobby shop and buy a piece of balsa wood to carve a boat. It would be a wonderful boat with a sail and a Viking emblem. But, then, the Saturday morning movie that week featured Roy Rogers and Lash Larue. The movie cost a dime and I would get a free popsicle as I left the theater.

That is my first remembrance of financial conflict. It is also my first remembrance of problem solving. I found that a large piece of pine bark from a dead stump would make a satisfactory boat and I would still have my dime for the movie. That was sixty-two years ago—I wonder if it really happened?

I wanted to share that smile with you today
And to remind you that you are the only you in the world
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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