Re-watching....

… over an exquisite tumbler of 21 year old Macallan last night, I re-watched that Nicholas Cage cinematic vehicle – “8MM” …..

…. A dark and foreboding film filled with murder, torture, sadomasochism, and pornography, I still couldn’t keep myself from being left feeling almost giddy after watching Nick pistol-whip that guy from The Sopranos to death with the butt of his Walther…..

… then again, yesterday was one of those days that was just filled to the brim with surprises……

… I reconnected with one of my dear Aunts and treated her to lunch at a little sandwich shop in town…. We visited for the better part of four hours on various things…. family, life, where to score the best Key Lime pie in Monroe county… you know, all of the important things in life…..

…. She had never been to my house before, so I gave her the grand tour…..

… upon entering the manroom, she nearly wept when she laid eyes on one of the old portraits…. A photo that I wrote about long, long ago right here…. it currently hangs just to the left of the blogstation above my brown suede couch…..

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… her eyes welled as she gazed at it, and then she spoke… “that is how I will always remember you, Eric… I’ll be 49 this year and will be a Grandmother in a few months, but that is how you will always be to me…. that little smiling baby that I babysat for all those years ago..” ….

… I honestly didn’t know what to say…..

…. We rallied, though, after a hug and a kiss on the cheek…. and retired to the patio out back and the shade of the dogwood trees…..

…. after she left, I found myself quite sad…. unexpectedly so, in all honesty…..

…. Time ticks by a lot faster than our reminisces realize, I guess….. one day you are a teenage babysitter and the next you’re a freshly-minted Grandma….

… I don’t suppose I’ll look at that picture the same way again…..

by Eric on May 02, 2007 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Time, time, said old King Tut
Is something I ain't got anything but...

Bullshitted by Elisson on May 2, 2007 10:12 AM

I can barely look at that toothless bowling ball of a mug at all. Momma had to use the old pork chop trick, didn't she? You can admit it. The damn dog looked at you with disdain, didn't he.

I'm down with the little railroad dungarees, however. My Great Granddaddy King ran work gangs in West Tennessee and NW Mississippi. Had a suit of pinstripes myself. Props to Pops and the other hardworking railroad men in the lineage.

Bullshitted by bitterman on May 2, 2007 10:58 AM

How well I know that time passes soooo fast! Why just yesterday we was all spanking zonder on jekyll island and then realized that was 2 years ago!

Bullshitted by Michele on May 2, 2007 01:45 PM

That should have said 'zonker',,,

Bullshitted by Michele on May 2, 2007 01:45 PM

"toothless bowling ball of a mug..."

Bwah-hah-hah-hah-hahhhh!

Bullshitted by Elisson on May 2, 2007 01:53 PM

… I don’t suppose I’ll look at that picture the same way again…


Yeah, neither will I.

Bullshitted by Velociman on May 3, 2007 07:05 AM

And what a cutie pie you were! :-)

Bullshitted by Richmond on May 3, 2007 07:07 AM

Hold the reins tight, once you hit 40 you break into a gallop. Its a ride that goes much too fast. The pace of time moves swiftly. You can't believe you're almost unrecognizable to old friends. Yet, your heart has changed nothing ...even your appearance. Ahhh, that's why we cherish those 'sweet' memories.

Bullshitted by h~ on May 4, 2007 09:48 AM

That's very sweet. I like to remember my nephews as youngsters. They are big men now.

Bullshitted by rosie on May 4, 2007 05:09 PM

Practically off-topic at this point, but I dearly loved 8mm, if only for the comedic value of saying "have you been smoking?" to the screen as the wife's response to any urgent statement by Cage.

Bullshitted by Harvey on May 4, 2007 10:51 PM