Monday, April 27, 2009

Haunted by the Past

Have you ever been haunted by the past? Thought you saw someone from your past that you totally would rather avoid? (or maybe run up to and kick 'em in the shins?) I think everyone has. But what about three ghosts of the past? People that couldn't possibly be sitting in church a few pews ahead, or walking by in the parking lot, or passing the sacrament?

That's what happened to me last week. What would Freud say to that? Somehow I doubt that an inner obsession with my mother and secret misogyny would quite answer that. Why would i see 3 apparitions in a brief time? and why during church? It's not like these people are dead, or that I have any unresolved issues with them. They were barely around long enough to be significant in the weave of my life. 3 blips on the Rena radar. The billboards on the road of my life. Why is my mind divulging their personas now? Is my subconscious imploding?

Who will be next? My manager from Burger King, the Mole-man? The girl that sat next to me in home ec--with the brassy hair and Dorito nose--she was training to be a stenographer, I think--will it be her?

I don't really know how to react to this except with curiosity. Wonder wonder wonder.

Maybe I have the swine flu. ;)

2 comments:

  1. Now I'm curious. who did you see?
    And you definitely have swine flu.

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  2. uh...
    timothy, drool boy, and "the one". I know, that makes it even weirder.

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