We want to go forward, try new things, know new people, visit new places, yet how nice to slip on those comfortable old slippers of the familiar by-gones and remember loving faces and happy times.
It is said that we should never return to places that have a sacred spot in our memories. Everything changes with time, so little remains recognizable to us. We begin to think that perhaps those hallowed places were not so wonderful as we remember.
But they were, for in their time and that place it was as it should have been, happy and meaningful. They may have changed, but so have we.
A little of every place and every person goes with us in the building of even happier times. We have not lost anyone or anything but it is the combination of all that we have lived and learned that builds our character and teaches us the way of life.
Author: Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Source: Cherokee Feast of Days Volume III