“I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT THIS PLACE BECAUSE IT’S ONE THING THAT NEVER CHANGED. I USED TO COME HERE ALL THE TIME WITH MY FRIENDS. I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF DIFFERENT PHASES IN OUR LIVES WE WENT THROUGH HERE... BUT EVERYTHING ELSE HAS CHANGED. ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE GONE TO DIFFERENT PLACES AND MOST OF US DON’T TALK ANY MORE.

I DON’T KNOW IF THIS PLACE MEANS AS MUCH TO THE FRIENDS I WAS HERE WITH AS IT DOES TO ME-- I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF THEY REMEMBER IT AT ALL, BUT IT’S THE MOMENTS THERE WITH THOSE PEOPLE THAT STICK IN MY HEAD BECAUSE THEY WERE IMPORTANT TO ME AT THE TIME.
IT’S STRANGE TO SEE THE NEW GENERATIONS GROW UP HERE TOO-- WHEN I SEE NEW KIDS HERE IT’S LIKE: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE? THAT’S MY SPOT.”’ IT’S BEEN SO INTERTWINED WITH MY LIFE I FEEL LIKE IT’S SOLELY ‘MY PLACE’. BUT THEN YOU START THINKING ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE THEIR OWN MEMORIES AND WILL PROBABLY END UP THINKING ABOUT IT IN A SIMILAR NOSTALGIC WAY THAT I DO. I FEEL LIKE AT SOME POINT THE MEMORIES BECOME SO MESHED WITH THE PLACE THAT YOU CAN’T SEPARATE THEM.”
































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