But I am also thinking of a more well-settled sadness - not the fresh kind of sadness which evokes emotions and feelings that you have not yet been resolved in your mind. That old sadness, I don't know what you would call that. That old sadness, for want of a better word, that is sort of a pin I like to poke myself with. Sometimes I can bend a few of my toes in a weird way and it gives me a sharp pain. I like to do that anyhow. Not like a billion times or for ever and ever, but I like bending my toes like that sometimes and feeling that pain, somehow that makes me feel better. However strange that might sound.. And some of these memories, yes, thats what they are of course, these sad memories, they have that character.
It feels like this month has been full of such memories. Something happens in real, current life. Not necessarily bad things, although for some reason, many crazy things have happened in 2010, already. But living the current life sets me thinking about these things from my past life. And somehow, there is a tinge of sadness to them. It has been a really full thirty five years, no doubt. It has had its share of wonderful things. And I do remember the wonderful times I have had and wonderful friends and people I have found in my 3.5 decades of living. But I also like to think of those not so wonderful times, and the timing of these feelings and memories is somewhat apt, because from next week on, I am going to be checking that box that says >35 years old. That is a lot of years to reflect upon, a lot of living, for sure.
So in some sense this is a justification for all the talk of death and people that have managed to escape from me (takes some doing, that!) and long ago events in my life that has been going on in my head and therefore on this page here. And yes, current events that have triggered these memories have been plentiful, not all of them bad. I suppose I should talk about them twenty years later! Which seems to be the time it takes for things to settle in my head, so that you get a fully-Kenny-coloured overview of life!