Childhood and Little Things

 

I have reached an age where childhood is no longer a vivid memory, but I remember feelings, images, and smells. My grandmother’s kitchen was one of the most comfortable places I ever experienced. Love there was expressed not by words but by activity, the smells of something always on the stove, and the licking spoon.
I also remember the pleasure I felt in small things. Even as I grew older, and greater things began to crumble and I learned that so much was beyond my control and I could no longer walk away from words or people that hurt, there were always the little things that brought me joy and when the pain got so great I could always escape.
Now as childhood is only a memory, I become more and more attached to the little things once again. Cars, boats, and planes are mere utilities, and its in the little things where I find joy and escape.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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