Green Grass

by Jim

I’m sure you have heard the expression, “The Grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” I always thought that meant jobs or something like that. But I have found out it means all of life.

I had a chance to move about 100 miles away to a whole new life. A big house, swimming pool, everything a person could want. But as soon as I got there the grass started to fade. I tried my best, but things were not working out. I thought, “Well, give it some time.” The longer it went, the worse it got.

I joined a senior center. Lots of people there; most knew each other. No one spoke to me. I said, “Hi,” but no return. I kept hoping I would get to be friends with someone, but no luck. I went about seven or eight times. As soon as they found out I didn’t drive, or that I just moved there, I was finished.

I walked around the neighborhood. But you had to be careful because we’re what we used to call “Cookie Cutters.” If you didn’t know the address, it was easy to get lost; all the houses looked the same

I came back to where I started. Green Grass? I’m not sure, but I do know where my friends are!

February 5, 2014

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