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The Time for Dreaming is Over

Quill & Quest

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Since the moment that 9-year-old me first caught a glimpse of the breathtaking skyline while riding in the middle row of my family’s silver van, I knew I loved New York City.

In hindsight, I can admit my opinion was not based on anything positive I knew about the city — in fact, it was quite the opposite. All I knew about NYC was that my sister lived there (with more neighbors in a 2 mile radius than I could ever count to), that it was more dangerous and much dirtier than my hometown (Louisville, KY), and that it was, according to my parents at the time, “too noisy and too expensive.”

But I didn’t care.

I had an immediate instinct about the city and I held on fiercely to that notion.

Then, as time passed, that gut…

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CHILDHOOD: gone…but NOT forgotten

Kevin Hotter

"Arizona's Best" “Arizona’s Grandeur”

I am not sure why…but…for some reason, I keep getting older. Last thing I remember was playing bicycle tag with John and Billy on Lynmore Avenue. And then enjoying “mistakes” at Weir’s Ice Cream (“mistakes” is a code word for ice cream sundaes rejected by customers, but free for us clever kids who knew to ask for them.)

Then…all of a sudden…I was married, had a child, and was paying bills. Lots of them. Oh yeah. And tons of student loans!

Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind being an adult. I actually really enjoy it.

And having a family has been the most fulfilling and rewarding experience I have ever had. (Well…other than getting my first Nintendo on that amazing Christmas morning back in the 80s!)

Dissing adulthood, and all its responsibilities, is not my point. Rather. I am just baffled how quickly time…

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