Closing Out Location

October 22, 2001


How stupid I am. Remembering now the first days of my arrival, I have grown accustomed to fresh air, mountainous surroundings, and newfound friends I have been craving for quite some time. I remember when it was all still new, and although thoughts of home would bring tears to my eyes, I knew I was where I needed to be. One more week and I shall be taking the long way back to Houston. Already excited about visiting with family and friends but yet not fully aware of how different I have become; the moment to appreciate the seconds at hand is in this very hour, on this very night, in this very room…

I have tasted the role I might have portrayed, and mingled with those who are well on their way. While enticing it seems, I must alter my dreams and envision a different play.

“I am no longer who I once thought I was.”

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist