home is where the heart is

masen, 13 May 2012

I ventured 'home' this weekend to Longview, WA to visit my lovely mom for mother's day and spend some time with family. It's been a great weekend (it usually is when I avoid the L-town bar scene) and I couldn't have asked for better interactions with those who I love.

That said, it's been strange—ever since I moved out in 2009—to realize that life happens here even when I'm not around. People change and grow, and as much as it feels like it, life doesn't stop when I'm not around. I come by every month or so and for the most part, it feels like a continuous experience. It feels like I never left, but the town is different. My friends are gone.

I saw my cousin last night. I see him every time I'm in town, so naturally I assumed he's over here at my parent's house all the time. He hasn't been over since the last time I was in town. It sinks in…