Linda, Angie, Paul, and Pete
one had spots and smelly feet
another stuttered all the time
one took up professional crime
Do I know which one, or not
I’ve no idea, ‘cause I forgot
It’s just that they were pals of mine
The details dim, but that is fine
Although the memories fade away
What lingers helps to light my day
Linda, Angie, and Paul do exist, as do I. I have no recollection that any of us had spots, smelly feet, a stutter, or were ne’er do wells. I do know that they were excellent co workers and friends without whom I could not have done my job. There were others, of course, but these three have a particularly special place in my life!
Although it can be very pleasant to look back on our youth in later years it is never a good idea to try to compare one with the other. Times change, circumstances change, and our perceptions change. I like to try to live in, and for, the moment, and to enjoy it, and help others to do so too!