do you keep a diary or journal? from the stack above two are from the early years of my marriage and parenting. the green 5 year diary is from childhood. honestly, there are some sad times recorded here. i mean, i don't tend to write when i'm happy and satisfied but when i need to make some sense out of this crazy thing.
self-centered, flawed, human...
then i look at the old 5 year diary. was i a kid? was i that kid? thinking on your self as being a kid, like maybe your own children, makes you feel forgiveness and compassion. for yourself then and for yourself now. really, for just the funny predicament and gift of being born human and given a life.
ps- clint lives in the town i grew up in which is the self-same as the town i live in now. he's married to sarah, who i also grew up with. she owns the iconic old pharmacy in the center of town now. clint's a high school teacher in the next town over.