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101 Things in 1001 Days: What time will you be back?

Friday, August 25, 2006

What time will you be back?

There is something about this question that I find very restrictive. Something about it that takes away my sense of freedom – real or imagined. It reminds me of my teenage years when I always had to give my parents a return time. As an adult, I don’t want that. I want to be able to go out and not have to be bound by time, frantically checking my watch because I promised to be back at a certain time. I want to walk at snails pace peering into shop windows, browsing the books in Waterstones and enjoying the moment... unhurried.

(100 Words)



Blogger paris parfait said...

Yes, this is true. Wandering with no agenda is a wonderful luxury. And I hate having to put a time frame on something. But if a child's involved, one worries - only to know they're safe. At the moment my daugher's on a flight to Los Angeles and I'll worry until I know she's landed. I thought it would get easier as she got older, but it hasn't. Sigh.

Friday, August 25, 2006  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

She'll be fine. I know, transatlantic flights are worrying for all. Signs of the time.

Friday, August 25, 2006  
Blogger Verity said...

I can relate to this. I had a boyfriend who used to insist on calling me every night (even though he didn't want me moving in with him), so whenever I went out without him I was always looking at my watch to make sure I was back in time for his phone call. Funny that missing his call wasn't an option to me. Now if I'm not back when I'm expected, I shrug. It's not the end of the world. I was looking at books, I say. And it's fine.

Friday, August 25, 2006  

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