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Today at lunch I went to the bank. I took a back-roads route through my old home town, circling through the center and south side. I drove by my old house and and my old elementary school and what used to be the library.

old library door

I was shocked by new mansions and reassured by familiar old stone walls. I played music and lazily leaned into the curves. I thought about where I am now and where I was then and where I am, perhaps, going.


I had a spring in my step when I got back to the office. Sometimes you just need to take a drive and blow out the cobwebs.