Our families succumb to aging.

Our Families Suffer

Every person can give examples of how aging affects them.

Recently, I wrote a piece on the plane. I am an expat and was returning to my native country. Now I’m back in my hometown where I lived up until the age of 18. The last time I was here, four years ago, I only came back rarely.

The vast majority of my time at my parents’ home was spent as a child. I have the most vivid memories from my childhood when everything seemed so much bigger. Even though I lived here as an adult, I find that every time I return to the house after years away, it looks smaller. Since I left, things have changed. The furniture has been rearranged and changed in function. Ornaments and trinkets have also changed.

The people have changed the most.


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