|ET and Me. Asheville, way back in 2011|
Things aren’t forever. But the world keeps on spinning round and round. I came back to a town I’d left and of course it had kept on going, but businesses had changed, shop fronts looked different, there was a new biscuit place, new bars and a different coffee shop in the space where my favorite coffee shop had once been. Time goes by and things slowly change in an often unremarkable way. The video rental store is still around. Like Caleb said "Rosebud will always be around, they have loyal customers." The girl that works there is always there, every time I've ever gone. But this time a lot of time had passed and I noticed that her face was still quite lovely , but the creases and lines of her varying human interactions had begun to leave their mark. When you leave and come back to a place it's like time lapse photography. Nuances that took time to chisel their ever pressing and evolving marks, seem at an altogether new point, which I wouldn't have had the capacity for noticing had I remained there this whole time.
I'm back home now. My new home. I've never left North Carolina, but I've resided in several different places. Somehow my comfort zone seems to lie within the borders of this state, regardless of location. Or maybe that's just how things have worked themselves out.
Maybe that guy was just running in the rain and he didn't tell anybody about it. Who's to know?
And here I am, sharing my experience with you, the world.