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“The universe is shaped exactly like the earth: If you go straight long enough you end up where you were.”

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When I was younger my bedroom window faced the culdesac we lived on.
Does anyone say culdesac anymore?
It means a circly road like this:

culdesac
My window would be like that one there over the garage.
Sometimes, while I was falling asleep, a car would drive into our culdesac.
The blinds would be down but the headlights would come through the horizontal slats and shine in golden stripes on my wall. As they drove around the circle and back where they came, those golden stripes would circle around my room real slow.
It was magic.

Now I live on a busy street. There is a couch on our front porch.
Sometimes I like to read a book out there and listen to the cars go by.
It sounds like my old room, except these cars go much faster.
So much faster that eventually it feels nothing like my old room and I come back inside.
My bedroom window doesn’t face the street anymore but every once in a while,
the golden stripes come back around.

Every time, I feel so young.

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So, if you haven’t heard,
I’m trying to write about me.
About who I am Right Now.
Interestingly enough,
this post turned out to express just what
I was avoiding:
the contrast of then and now,
and what it means to me.

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