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Return of the Day #1859

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Return of the Day #1859

Anton was met with several hugs like this today, from Hannah, Leyla, Mitch and myself. I only managed to capture Hannah’s greeting, but Mitch practically carried Anton through the door mid-hug, and we all share his excitement – it’s good to see Anton back home, even if only for a short time.

I’ve been thinking lately that there are certain people in our lives who’ve acted as linchpins in our personal histories – people who are so influential, in one way or another, that our lives might be completely unrecognizable without them. I built little models in my mind to represent this – my life splayed out in a hanging mobile structure, with people pinned to branches in a descending tree of events. Pull out a certain person and everything they’ve effected falls away, sending the entire structure out of balance. It’s a very hypothetical thing to think about – what-ifs without answers – but it helps to appreciate certain things I might’ve overlooked otherwise.

Anyway, Anton is probably one of those linchpins for me. Life would be different without him, and I’m happy to see him again.

the song that silence brings

Written by Umbrella Man

October 25, 2013 at 1:31 am

Posted in friends, people

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