I recently gave away some bookshelves and still need to do something with all the stuff that was on them. A lot of the books and sundry other items are sitting on the table in the game room, piles of guilt glaring at me as I go to my office to work every day.
Returning from a trip downstairs to fill up my ice water, I gave the table the side-eye and barely saw the corner of a colorful book. That instigated me to stop and go pick it up. Instantly, a smile appeared on my ugly mug and then it slipped away as it hit me that I can read these books again and again, but it will never be like the first time.
I put "The Essential Calvin and Hobbes" back down and came back here to the office to continue working tonight, but I can't stop thinking about lying in bed in Jersey way back when, reading one of the early C&H collections and trying not to laugh my ass of when I should have been sleeping.
I'm sure I could think of many things I wish I could experience for the first time again, but C&H is high on my list for sure. What's one thing that comes to mind for you?