I've been away from my family for a good fifteen years. In that time, they really only met a few of my friends. Hans came home with me for Christmas one year. They flew Jen out when we were dating. Dad met Roger when he came to visit.
But lately, my present has been coliding with my past.
When I'm 'home' in Redding, it's easy to fall back into the mindset of the me from 15 years ago. But when I'm home with FRIENDS, the modern day Klae doesn't step to the background as easily.
For the last day and a half, live_on_stage has been hanging out while she's been here on tour with the Sound of Music. I realized that now that she's been here, my family has met more of my friends in 7 days than they did in the fifteen years before that 7 days started.
Two worlds that were virtually distinct are meshing into one another.
Does it bother me? No. I love my friends. My family is cool as shit. It's just making me realize that I *AM* a different person that I was when I last lived here, and that I can't allow myself to slip back into old habits or patterns while I'm here just because it's the easy thing to do.
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Don't know why I put that quoth in there. :)
Anyway, The Sound of Music was really fun to watch. live_on_stage was awesome. The actress that got the part live_on_stage should have had was a cow, and just interpreted the part all wrong. You can't FEEL BAD for Elsa. Elsa is the one who has to go. She played her far too likeable. And she was about as graceful as soft eggplant. But on the whole, the show was ALOT of fun.
And with that, I sleep.
Climb every mountain...