Continuing the discussion from Memories of pre psychosis:
There were some great childhood memories…
I remember swim lessons
Speedy six year olds swim team
fishing in Green lake and never catching anything.
Trying to catch the koi fish in the Japanese Gardens and being told not to. (makes me laugh now that I’ve gotten to work there)
Frisbee in the rain with my younger brothers
Early Morning swim practice at Colman pool out on the beach (I remember how ticked off I was when my Middle brother beat my best time in Crawl stroke)
Sneaking my kid sister out of bed so we could camp in the back yard and star gaze.
Then… yes… there was the first taste of Whiskey
My cousin (who I’m sure had some mental problems of his own) got me started on pot and other drugs.
stealing from my family for drugs
then it was hospital stays and darkness and lots of head circus to get under control and sort through…
coloring in coloring books was a huge thing I remember. I had a compulsion. My sis would just set one out… leave the crayons off to the side… and I couldn’t help myself… I would find myself coloring. It was very relaxing.
So NOW it’s time to get back to the second childhood.
Watching my 6 year old niece chase bubbles.
Kite flying with my nephew
Adventure Sunday with my kid sis and now my youngest brother
I picked up a little origami recently and now I can Amaze small children by turning a piece of paper into a boat or a crane. (those are the only two things I do)
Going to the Zoo
Watching the street performers in the U district on weekends.
Have you been able to recapture that second childhood?