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September, 1997. Home Away From Home Academy. Matawan, New Jersey. Pre-K. I am 4. I am also in the 25th percentile for height and weight due to a coffee habit. I am a target. Four year olds are savages. I am stubborn.
The playground has dark brown mulch, with giant chunks of wood, the malicious kind that waits to give children splinters. The paint on the structures that once looked like a pride parade now looks sun bleached and faded. The kids do not notice. The sky is the blue of late summer, and gushes possibility. The air is not yet cold enough for jackets. This is my favorite time of year. Continue reading