Yesterday I was reminded of my younger years in Sacramento: attending the university pictured above, and just strolling around the tree-lined streets nearby.
What carried me back? A movie, Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan, set in Sacramento.
Yesterday was a wonderful day, starting with hair styling, and followed by lunch at Dai Bai Dang, where I had this delicious Sesame Shrimp dish.
Sated with good food, I sank into the cozy seating and watched the wonderful story of a daughter, her conflicts with her mother, and how she went about choosing a future. And all around her, as she went through each day, I saw the familiar surroundings that I had loved…back then.
Why did I leave? Well, jobs, of course. And a marriage. My three sons were born in Sacramento, though, and my older two still visit the city, since their father lives there.
I could move there now, of course, since I’m retired…and most of my children no longer live here. But my daughter does…and so do three of my grandchildren. Plus…I hate moving.
But I could visit more. That could work.
Do you sometimes think of places you’ve lived that have left their mark on you? Do you enjoy the memories?