Thanks Again

My Dear Heart (Written May 21, 2021)

My dear heart rests where the trees grow tall,
Where the air is heavy with all the rain,
Where memories of times so fondly recalled
Fill the days with their constantly repeating refrain.

My dear heart calls me to the place it calls home,
When friends were many and laughter so free,
When passion was easy to fall into and grow,
And all the world seemed open and bright to me.

To return to that place where you first put down roots,
Where their love first brought you to care,
Ah yes, my dear heart, I’ll always ache to go
To those people I love and the times we’ll always share.


Five years ago today I graduated from college. It’s kind of hard to fathom that. More than anything, it’s hard to imagine how brief the time I spent there actually was. It changed me so much- how could it possibly have been so short? Coincidentally, my sister is graduating from that same college tomorrow, so I’m in town again. I owe this place so much, the people I met here even moreso.

I’ve said it before, of course, but the anniversary is as good a time as any to say it again: thank you so, so much for everything you did for me.