The More Things Change, the More…

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PHOTO PROMPT @ A. Noni Mouse

Ah, summer.  The morning sun could actually reach deep into the canyon street to find the window to my claustrophobic kitchen.  The one bit of green in my life loved it, but my eyes burned.

The loud music that played half the night continued to echo in my ears.

I sat down for breakfast.  The neighbors on the right were already fighting.

I pictured my beautiful coastal house.

It was now under water.

As was my childhood home.

I still missed the farm.

The air conditioning kicking on pulled me out of my reverie.

It would be another hot day.

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Word count = 100

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34 thoughts on “The More Things Change, the More…

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Just a few weeks ago one of the FF folk mentioned how thin-walled even the best NYC apartment is, that you quickly get to know everything you never wanted to know about your neighbors…

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  1. Dale

    I downsized last year and frankly, mostly am happy about it. Will be even better off when the kids leave ;-)
    I don’t think I’m ready to move into an apartment… nope. too close quarters for me!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I know I’m not ready for an apartment! Actually, if it was just me, I might be able to do the size (as long as I have room for my music equipment and books), but being that close to the neighbors… no!

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      1. Dale

        I’m not either. My neighbours are too close now!!
        Everyone tried to convince me to go I to a condo. Nope. I don’t want to be beholden to a group for everything.

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          1. Dale

            Yeah. The townhouse style is as far as I go but nope. You pay monthly condo fees and somehow there is never enough in the pot for whatever repair is necessary…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The world is shifting, but a lot of people still have a death grip on the past. I hope they can let go so that we can make the future a better place (or at least a livable place) instead of a very scary place….

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  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    After our kids left home, we finally had the money to up-size. After years of a tiny house with claustrophobic kitchen we wanted breathing room. Plus our kids have room they come to visit with their spouses and kids.
    Loved the atmosphere in this and that one bit of green. Well rendered.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      People do dream of having more space, but I think it would be major culture shock to live your entire life with that space, and then be forced to live in a cramped inner city apartment. But, yes, for many a big disappointment in that no matter how hard they try, they will never be able to escape it.

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