I guess regardless of our age or experiences in many folks there can be something special about the past .........even when you are very young. Pre-school...can be the "good ole days." Jake..I understand...really I do...
Just some thoughts:
Well, seems those thoughts are overtaking one of our grandchildren. Five-year- old Jake has just started kindergarten. Previously, I shared that his take on kindergarten was good on a few things; but there was one big negative about kindergarten, it was too long. He told his mother that she was going to have to tell them that he couldn’t stay that long.
Well, Jake is longing for the “good ole days.” This week, as our daughter put him to bed, he started crying, telling her he missed preschool. “In preschool we had fun. We had snacks and we sang songs.” One of his “friends” in the school cafeteria twisted his arm today and he said, “It really hurt.” Sadly, “friends” can do that to us.
Jake, we do understand and we feel for you. There are people, times, places and things from our past that we realize were special. There were times when we “had snacks and sang songs.”
"Shortly before his death he confessed to a friend that he had been happier as a barefoot farm laborer back in Illinois that he had ever been in the White House."
Abe Lincoln--Lincoln The Unknown
We understand even for a five year old, there can be something special about what once was, the past. The past remains very special for me, even these many years later.
“No man cuts himself free of old ties without regret; even
scenes of hardship and sadness possess the warmth of familiarity,
and within each of us there is a love for the known.”
August 25, 213