You can’t go home again

May 10th, 2007
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After putting it off for almost a month, I finally went back to my old place a couple weeks ago to pick up the last few things left. My old landlord, Patrick had been calling me about it. I needed to just get it done. Honestly, I’d been a little apprehensive about going back, in part because of how strange it was to see it emptied out. The orange walls were bare and every sound echoed back at me.
That apartment was my home for 8 years.
When I got there, Patrick and his wife, Gloria were there talking to the guy they brought in to fix up the place. I could hear the same creepy echo from the hall, then I walked in. They had re-painted the apartment a bland off-white. The warm orange glow was gone.
It was so disturbing, it was all I could do to grab the last of my stuff and get out of there.
Patrick and Gloria gave me a ride to the new apartment and in the end it reminded me of the day I was dropped off at college.

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