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I don't know what it was about tonight, but it sparked a memory for me. I think it was hearing people in the building next door laughing with their balcony door open, but it took me back to the summer of 2002. That was the summer Mike proposed to me, the summer of Isaac and Aegis, my first year away from home. Gemma and I lived in the apartments in Exec that summer, with two other people who I don't remember and who are no more than shadows now. I worked at the museum that summer, always living beyond my means, learning valuable lessons about how to eat cheaply that wouldn't sink in for another four or five years.

The nights that summer were very fine. Adam would come over in the evenings and we'd play Fatal Frame, or rather, Adam would play and we would watch, late in the evening with the lights off, so that every ghost who appeared would scare the shit out of all of us. We drank strong coffee from Gemma's french press and stepped out on the balcony when we needed a break from the heat inside and the tension of the game. They'd smoke and I'd stand out with them and we would talk and laugh about all sorts of things. I know there were hassles and disappointments and irritations that summer, but looking back, it was really good.

I don't really wish I could go back to college, not to stay or to do over again, but I would give a great deal to go back and enjoy one of those nights again. The consolation is that I realized at the time that these were nights to savor and remember, and I enjoyed them to the fullest at the time. The other consolation is that tonight I had a really good night too. My husband and I went out to the second-run showing of Coraline, then stopped in at the all-night grocery store and bought 25 cent pop from the machine at midnight. Good movie and good company.

Date: 2009-04-01 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bexplant.livejournal.com

i'm thinking of naming them either Green and Leafy or Green and Wiggle.


Date: 2009-04-01 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwydionsw.livejournal.com
Those where damn good times. And a damn good game.

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