Feb. 7th, 2010

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Tonight, my ma gave me her wedding ring, because she hasn't worn it for years and she doesn't need it any more. I've got it on a gold chain around my neck, along with a gold Celtic cross that my sister gave me a few years ago. Ma's always looking to the future, what's going on next and where we'll end up.

This afternoon, my dad was showing me pictures of the school he went to in India when he was a little boy - where his dormitory was, his classrooms, all of the things that he was worried he'd forget but are still important to him. Dad's always so worried that the past will be forgotten.

This seems a terribly appropriate time to note that I'll be 21 tomorrow. A symbolic age more than anything, I guess, since I don't have a juvie record to be wiped clean, or anything. It just all seemed satisfactorily significant. One parent looking backwards, the other looking onwards, Conor and me in the middle - Conor about to go off travelling, and it my birthday tomorrow.

Funny old world.

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