Chewing and other geologic processes
So I've been posting snippets from my parents' visit on #fb, and the responses (higher volume than almost anything else I post) have made me stop and think a bit. (TBH, many responses are hugely positive, which unleashes some inner hater/cynic in me. But that's not where I'm headed on today's amble.)
There's something about my exemplifying the "it gets better" perspective. Which is true. In general, my life has generally trended upward. But I think it's more a case of more self-determination rather than things getting better. Adulting is hard, but being a child means no freedoms, and the process of growing up is all about separating and becoming an individual. Going from being a part of someone's body to being an independent entity. (And there's something about my perspective on the coming out process that has changed considerably...but again, more on this another time.)
The seismic shifts that I experienced on this most recent visit took 23-24 years. So not earthquakes. More the gradual settling of sediment.
Haven't thought it through much more than this, but wanted to get some notes down. Funny how feeling like no one's reading #ello makes it somehow the perfect spot for 140+ character musings.