26 April 2011

Nostalgia in advance

When you are going to leave a place, do you get nostalgic in advance?  For some reason, I do. 

This, I tell myself, may be the last time I own this view.  I should savor these things now, store them in memory.

Or maybe not.

This may be the last
  • spring when the runoff river flows through my parking lot, covering the channel with slimy, slippery mold.  
  • winter I spend roasting above the lobby, hearing and feeling the door opening and closing through my bed-attached-to-the-wall all night.
  • autumn my sunlight is cut off by the south wing.
  • summer I'm separated from my books.

The future is looking brighter, drier, and quieter.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I know exactly what you mean. I felt way more nostalgic about leaving our last apartment/city before we moved than I ever have since.