Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I was gonna run away


Tonight I was thinking about where I would go if I ran away from home.



I have very little experience in running away I’ve only done it once and I was very young at the time. My dad worked in a juvenile home and we lived right next door, well actually our home was down a rather large hill, it looked large to me at the time. It seemed so far away. Across the street was an amusement park. No we didn’t spend a lot of time there. We did get to hear the noises from the rides. I still remember the laughing from one.



I have no idea now what set me off into the vast wilderness to the home. I wasn’t much more than four if that. The odd part to me was that I wasn’t in trouble at all when I arrived after my journey of the unknown. I thought it strange that my mom didn’t scold me for trekking alone to that large building where Miss M. was waiting with candy, a coke, and a kind smile for me. I can’t remember what we said to each other I just remember the treats and the love.



I also remember my mom asking where I got that box of candy from. I told her, all proud of my independence, that Miss M. gave it to me. She instructed me to save some to share. I didn’t, after all I earned it I made my own way it was my journey and I wasn’t gonna share any of what I had worked so hard to get. I wasn’t a brave kid at all so that was a huge thing for me to be out in the world all alone every step might have meant danger for me. I might have been eaten by some wild creature. So the candy was hard earned and well deserved. It was chocolate I think.



So tonight I was thinking of running away.



I could show up in one of you folks cities but chances are you’d just send me back home.



Would you give me a Diet Coke and some candy first?

8 comments:

karen said...

No diet coke here, but lots of chocolate for you, milly.
Absolutely fab picture!!

Missy said...

How 'bout some dark chocolate truffles and chamomile tea?

Love the post Milly, it takes me back.

Mark said...

I am sure Bow-wow was with you!

Milly said...

I don't remember Bow-Wow hanging with me but I'm sure he was.

laymond said...

Yep, I'm not much for diet coke, but I would go get you one.

karen said...

I'll be at missy's with the dard chocolate truffles....

karen said...

dark, not dard. :-)

smith said...

Lots of chocolates for this wonderful picture