While much is familiar, a great deal has been reshaped, remolded. For instance, New York & Company is now Bonefish Grill, Rave is now Carmike and that gynecologist office next to US 1 has recently cropped up. (And it is, might I add, an eyesore.) Plus that house by the S curved chopped down their tall trees. What are we coming to here?
When I visited last for my spring break, K-12 students were still in school and now they are back again, just a year older. That's absurd.
Some things don't change, though. You are still where my best friends and I can come together and laugh over the silliest conversations.
Today, Puja, Aniesa and I got to spend time together before we part again. I snapped the above picture only to find it's a) too dark and b) weirdly stained, making it a less-than-perfect representation of a perfect day. (Not the mention the scanner was dirty...ugh.) Basically we wandered Books-A-Million, ate nachos, saw The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and indulged in ice cream. Good fun.
I suppose that's the magic of hometowns: you will always be reunited with people you know and love and be reminded where you came from.