I visited my childhood home of 13 years, yesterday.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 8, 2009
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Visiting one’s childhood home is like visiting the physical confines and expressions of your formative mind and inner life.

The trees my mom planted are huge, now. The paint scheme is still the same, most strikingly the address and the old mailbox (which is now painted, used to be white). The house has a second story, now, and the giant walnut tree was cut down a few years ago, it got sick, and my old lovely neighbors the Linharts are selling their house next door, I don’t know why, and the landscaping is all different, but still the same cracks are in the driveway and the porch where I can look at a photo now of my 8 year old self standing with my mom is still just the same. The crystal in the windows, the little details that will forever, whether I remember them or not, be etched in my consciousness.

Ah, our childhood homes are always a part of us, though we move out and have many further adventures in this long, short, endless, speedily concluding precious life of ours.

Photos (enjoy, mama):



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “I visited my childhood home of 13 years, yesterday.”

  1. JoanaSmith says:

    I see sunflowers!