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//my thanks to James for this contest theme.  I did not meet the themes contest form but  the muse did take off with it.

Ah, to reminisce, to peer through rose colored glasses smooth the edges of pointed encounters tamp down the burning embers of memory smoldering in silent seclusion. To change the tone texture and import of echoed retorts polish the participation trophy sitting alone on the shelf knowing that time does not heal nor dreams dissipate those moments and yet….yes yet… I question the roots of such reminiscences anecdotal recollections based on the youthful folly of ineptitudes inexperience. For the older I get the better I was. John G. Lawless 3/18/2021

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Date: 3/18/2021 1:03:00 PM
VERY interesting ending, John. yes, I totally get that. We recall certain things with such complete nostalgia that we fail to remember also the really super things that came after. If not for a few things wrong in my health, I think today's life is actually better right now than in my past (minus of course the people who have gone missing from my "present"). The things I can do and see today were not always possible in my youth.
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Date: 3/18/2021 1:03:00 PM
and maybe you could even end it, the better I AM
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