whatcha ona bout girl??

whatcha ona bout girl??
A retrospective on the inner workings of love, flying pancakes, mensa disasters, dandelion cookies, number bending, super salt, bubblegum oysters, chicken spit, crystal kidneys, guerilla carrots, polychromatic tofu, paraphysics, tender vigilanties, black sand, phillastine placebos, wood soup, buttered shuttlecocks, apostrophe training, fish whips, bleeding speed, plastic fantastic lobster telephones, venus drug rehab, clowns on fire, kiosks on a leash, marshmello overcoats, bottled light, fried blood, unbridled hyperthyroidism, folding wine, amygdula tickling, fainting in coils, hamburgers for the apocalypse, plastic memes, and conjugal fritters.....well...the love parts true

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The past, trolleys and cougars


I do love the quote about “if you don’t know where your going any road can take you there”. I’m very nostalgic about my childhood and so I look back often and fix what I break if I can. Recently I ran into an old girlfriend and I apologized to her at length because I kinda bailed out on our relationship in the way that arrogant, cocky 16 year olds do…you know….no regrets, no remorse….LOL …no compassion. She said it was ok she had let it go years ago…she was happy and that made me glad as my own knife had scarred me more than it had her.
I like looking back but not over my shoulder….hindsight being 20/20…. it does me good to reminisce about my youth. This is a pic of the trolley in town that was a small diner…..you know?……. hot dogs 30 cents…coke in glass bottles. I took it when I had a day off and went to my old hometown and walked my 4th grade paper route. Ok I’m getting Norman Rockwell overload now…….enough…….I learn more from walking in my past than I do setting up rules for my future. Sometimes you get the cougar and sometimes the cougar gets you. One thing is sure…if you don’t hunt…. You wont catch anything……a smart cat knows that……

8 comments:

The Romantic Seul said...

Funny, at my office the posted quote of the week is "if you don't know what port you're sailing to, no wind is favorable" -Seneca. Coinkydink.

Violet said...

Not the kind of cougar I was expecting. LOL

"Looking back but not over my shoulder" - I like that a lot.

f1trey said...

@ Romantic Seul selenflipdelicous....ness........i think

@ Violet You were thinking wild cats!!! right? well....i was too......kinda

Kimberly said...

You apologized for a romance you ended up ubruptly when you were 16? Or you acted like a 16 yr old when you dumped her?

f1trey said...

I was 16 at the time......and acting younger..... I love the thought of young love ....back in 8th grade..when you werent worried about kids, bills, car payments and the only thing that mattered was the butterflies you got and the touch of holding hands..so i really idolize falling in love at that age..i was just too selfish to know the respectful way to end it..... so i just stopped calling her....but I know better now.

Shubarna said...

i likes.... i like the way you put varied thoughts together with such harmony :)

f1trey said...

thats sweet! Thanks! I wish I could say I planned it that way!

Love, Evolution, and Resilience said...

Indeed... smart cat, indeed.