Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit the town I lived in as a child. It was a great visit. I had the opportunity to see places that were important in my early life. You know those places that bring back all those warm fuzzy feelings. I saw the places I went swimming. I saw the house I lived in. I saw people that I knew as a child. I remembered how big they all seemed. I was having a great time.
Then we drove past my old school. The building was there. I was remembering my first day there. I was remembering my friends. And then someone told me. They closed this school. I thought what did they say?
It's true they closed the school. All of the sudden I knew how an athlete felt when they retired his or her number. The place where I learned to read and write was no longer teaching children these valuable skills. And what about those warming house where we used to go and warm up after we practiced skating. The swing sets, the library, what happened to all of them?
You see that is the day that I really realized that things don't stay the way you remember them. Things change, sometimes we find out that they have changed for the better and sometimes they change for the worse. But one thing you can always count on is that things will always change!
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Life As a Goldfish