Well, you think you KNOW someone...
People change as they get older. SHOCKER...
I'm finding this true with people from my past, especially with childhood friends. In all fairness, I sincerely doubt I knew them well enough. When do people really truly know themselves?
There was one girl, a childhood friend that could do no wrong. My parents would use her as an example of good behavior. Roxanne (not her real name) could do no wrong. Roxanne was always at church every Sunday, and unlike myself, wore a smile because she sincerely wanted to be there. She always did well in school, and was always on her best behavior. Yes, I did resent her perfection. We all slip once in awhile though.... No we aren't made to be perfect; that would not be fair.
Then there was Pedro, (not his real name) who was the boy next door. He was a good boy, handsome, funny; but may be too good. His dad called my mom one afternoon, and asked if he could call me on the phone. A real, good, old-fashioned, Portuguese-American boy, who spoke not a word of Portuguese. He didn't even know how to pronounce his first or last name the correct way, but he he knew how to be a gentleman. His hair was perfect, and his preppy clothes were always neatly pressed, may be a little too well...
All I have to say is, watch out for the quiet ones. Later in life they may explode with loud bangs of unexpected behavior and become what you may consider unruly. Well Roxanne and Pedro did surprise me, and a lot of other people. It doesn't matter what they did-I'm not going to explain it here. Good for them. Perfection is over rated. We are human and we are made to make mistakes. (Yes I got that line from a Human League song if you are wondering why that sounds so familiar, but of course you wouldn't know that if you aren't a kid from the 80's.)
I realize that I may be considered as one of the "quiet ones". If I do anything out of character, just know, I tend to release my energy (restrained good girl sense) in little spurts at times, and these little episodes may lead to disappointment or unexpected gratitude. I'm here to keep life interesting, if not for you, may be just for myself. When we get older "appearances" don't seem to matter much. However, please do restrain me if you think it necessary.
Thank you. It's 3 a.m. and I can't sleep, so none of this is going to make sense!!!
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