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Run Down! The Book Of Me! Part One
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Run Down! the Book Of Me! Part One

As I watch the rain fall on the ground, I can't help my mind from falling back in time. I hear some kids screaming, and laughing loudly. When I prompt my memory to focus and make a comparative recognition of faces and voices, I see a few of my cousins and other kids friends from childhood.

I remember some of my cousins, the boys, trying to get to my electric train and very fancy cars my father got me as a kid. My dad wanted to have a boy, but instead he got me, although I know he loved me, I also know he missed having somebody tough as himself as his little friend.

My dad did get his boy, but he really never made an effort to enjoy that. I consider myself spoiled, loved , and at the same time I feel I missed out on something, I can pinpoint what that is, this bothers me because I know and I have seeing others who are really in need for even 5% of what I had in the past and have today.

And just as I get nostalgic the wind comes in, it tears open my thoughts and makes my eyes open up to reality. I recognize that I am in the present, and my thoughts are of past times, so I know I am not insane yet.!

I then continue my humble and strange living customs, but the minute I sit still I go back in time. Now I am listening to what sounds like moans, I can't tell who is moaning.. after some time I recognize the voice, is my grandmother telling the grand kids about cooking "run down" while she is talking I can picture her children making the run down so they can gather what they need for cooking.

She makes a point to tell them to go by the beach, if there is some fisherman with leftover catch of the day, the kids need to bring some home to add to the run down pot. I can even smell the curry, sea salt, cilantro, and the spice mix named "boom", very much known in my country.

As I hear the rain fall noises, and remember the sounds of my favorite Latino musicians, I go back even further into my past, I remember the people I've lost, the children I've lost and the images of a future that never happened. Surprisingly there is no tears, just a whisper of regret... but no tears.

A few moments of laughter, a few moments of happiness, a few moments of companionship with your loved ones, a few moments of content with your accomplishments, that is what we are, and I come to terms with that while I taste the run down made of my memories.


Street Talk

Your article took me back to a time I was told a story about the magic Soup bone by a friend of mine, Ray Sawyer, who you may remember as Dr. Hook. he told me a story of a time long ago about his memories of his grandmother. I was touched by both stories. thank you so much for the memories Jesse, I had forgot that story.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for reading

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  about 9 years ago

Enjoyed your remembering article! Hope you'll visit your family often.

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  about 9 years ago

Oh we are close, I was just there in November 2011 and I call my mother every week and my dad once a month but he calls from down there every 2 weeks. :) Facebook keeps me in touch with the rest! :)Thanks for reading

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  about 9 years ago

That's great!

  
  about 9 years ago

Very nice article my dear:)

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks :) Happy weekend

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  about 9 years ago

A few moments of laughter, a few moments of happiness, a few moments of companionship with your loved ones, a few moments of content with your accomplishments, that is what we are, and I come to terms with that while I taste the run down made of my memories.................... Now how am I expected to better that, great article.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks so much...Mister Ainslie, it seems that by the end of the week I usually get a bit nostalgic.

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  about 9 years ago

Jesse keep on writing you are really getting good, I'm not going to be around every day now as I have to start on my manuals for the computer program I designed, its nearing completion and I am already testing portions, (its got to make me rich), and that's going to keep me busy, I will still be popping in and commenting just not as regularly as in the past.

  
  about 9 years ago

I wish you the best, and hope you get rich not just materially but also personally with every thing you pursue.

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  about 9 years ago
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