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April 27th, 2009

(no subject) @ 09:58 pm

There's something so precious about the first few days of warm weather, how it always feels like it's never been experienced before.  I've taken to keeping my windows wide open at night and falling asleep to the subtle sounds of insects, distant cars, and mothers hushing children.  I haven't been able to keep my windows open at night with such silence since I lived in Canarsie (upstate doesnt count, upstate is TOO silent, like a tomb), which is probably a good explanation as to why living in Astoria is giving me such constant vivid sensory flashbacks (more auditory and olfactory than visual, really) of being a kid during the summer.  The smell and feel of summer on the air, children playing, people hanging out on front porches and back patios, talking and laughing and barbequeing.

No doubt in my mind, I hated Canarsie when I was a kid there (probably more connected to my mothers control over me, and not necessarily the neighborhood itself), but of course we always remember things in an idealized fashion, and I miss living in an outer borough...I mean REALLY in an outer borough (Brooklyn Heights doesn't count, even if you have your own damn backyard in the middle of midtown, it's just not the same, it smacks of a reverse of Marie Antoinette playing peasant in the gardens of Versailles. 

Soon it'll get insanely hot and muggy, which I'll hate, and ill be complaining all the time (wahoo, lots to look forward to!), but for now, I'm enjoying the cool, hazy but comfy mornings and the gorgeous waterside sunsets by my house.  Life is good.
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Date:April 28th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
We are definatly on the same page. I'm glad the cold weather and the cold snaps are finally over.
Granted I'm a little bit south of you :)

What is the force that binds the stars, I wore this mask to hide my scars