Everyday life in the third millennium
February 14, 2013
Filed under Ephemerality, Getting old, Long reads, Personal history
Tagged with king lear, mortality
About Loren WilliamsGay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, aren’t we cheerful this Valentine’s Day! April isn’t the cruelest month; February surely must be. When such thoughts weigh us down. I bought a UV light; it sits on my desk and works brightly to lift my spirits in these dark winter days…. Spring will actually come again, with so many of those things we still can do. Keep the faith, friend.
More chance of visiting old haunts over here methinks. All the houses, bar one, where I have lived are still standing. I can visit them all but in America? No, everything over there is transitory. I’ve never seen so many people on the move all the time.
Things change very quickly here. One redeeming feature of Rhode Island: people still remember where the old buildings were. They’ll direct you by way of “the old State House,” or “where the stadium used to be.”
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