Thursday, May 15, 2008
Seven Year Ouch
Seven years ago today I moved into the house on Tennessee Avenue. According to the people who make it their business to understand these things, every cell in my body has replaced itself at least once since May 15, 2001. Wow.
The street feels much the same as it did the day I moved in, warm and beautiful, festooned in greenery and flowers. The trees are a bit taller, some of the houses have been repainted, but other than that, this block of Tennessee remains unchanged.
As for myself, a lot has changed. After seven years, the two worlds - of me and of the street - no longer exactly sync up. Earth time is a lot slower than human time, after all, which explains why the street has stayed so youthful.
Maybe instead of feeling old and out of sync, I should get out into this perfectly gorgeous green day of sunlight and soft air, bird song and roses. It's such a beautiful day, virtually the same day as seven years ago. What am I waiting for?