Lately, I’ve had an intense desire to return to Ashland University.
I feel like I’m looking for something…and something tells me it’s down in Ashland. It’s like the thing I’m looking for is something that I’ve long since forgotten since my time there. Something I had there, KNEW there, but I don’t know anymore. I’ve forgotten something.
But what have I forgotten? And why have I forgotten it?
Is it because there are no trees here in Brunswick to climb? Or the fact that if I did, people would probably report me? Tree-climbing is much more forgivable on a campus.
Is it because I don’t live across the hall from people I love and trust?
Is it because there is no plan once I leave work? Because Wal-Mart is too far away just to go to for the fun of it?
Is it because everything was undetermined?
Is it because I was meeting new people every day?
What have I forgotten? And how do I remember?
I feel that this will be an endless series of questions unless I go to Ashland. Walk around. Remember what it was to be there and what state of mind I was in. Something is missing…it almost feels as though I’ve lost my thumb and the ability to put it on anything to pin it down and figure it out.
Ashlanders, do you know what I’m talking about? Have you remembered what I’ve forgotten?