After we first moved into the duplex, my sister was able to buy a brand new washing machine and dryer. We have never had a new one in the entirety of our lives, child and adult, until this moment. When she first showed them to me, they were white and shiny and new.
“It’s like Christmas!” I exclaimed and hugged the machines.
(Don’t judge me, they were beautiful.)
(Or judge me, I don’t really care all that much.)
This was something that I often forgot, however, so my sister would take me to look at them every time I had a memory blank.
“It’s like Christmas!” I would exclaim all over again and hug the machines as if I had never seen them before.
She enjoyed this display so much, my sister would take every opportunity to show them to me whenever I forgot that we had moved to the duplex.
I wonder if any who read this have had some kind of similar event in their lives. Not the memory blank, but the same feeling of surprised joy every time they saw something or someone.