Monday, October 18, 2010

The Me That Was, And Is

At dinner the other night I told a current lover the story of my first boyfriend.
He was shocked first by the fact that this first relationship has not taken place until I was 18. Then by the fact that a side character in the tale had been unready to leave home at 21. Then he was further amazed by the idea of a shy and reserved me, such as I was through my childhood and teen years.
I was bemused by this reaction, earlier that day I had run into a man I knew from my childhood and been a bit surprised that he had recognized me so swiftly. My lover's reaction to my tale made me reflect that though I may look exactly like the girl I was, the person who I am has gone through quite an evolution since those times.

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