You haven’t changed a bit…

Since elementary school.  Really?

A couple of months ago I ran into my one of my elementary school teachers.  I won’t supply exact math, but will share that fourth grade was several decades ago.  I walked away from the encounter with a smile on my face, for several reasons.  First of all, it is nice to hear comments like “you were always one of my favorites.”  Yep.  That’s one we all like to hear.

The more amusing part was the beginning of the conversation.  She opened with “You haven’t changed a bit!” and a hug.  Then, “Marilyn, right?”  I wonder who she was comparing me to before she confirmed my identity.  Do I have an evil twin out there somewhere?  Or, more accurately, does my fourth grade self have an evil twin?

I think voices change less than appearance does.  Since moving back to the town where I grew up, I’ve run into several people I used to know.  Though their faces may change, hairlines recede, and wrinkles arrive… voices remain the same.

Maybe that means I should record audio files to add to this site.

Nah.  I don’t think so.


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