Friday, November 04, 2005

Almost wishing I was sixteen again.

This morning I was stretching my calves against the brick wall of my apartment building. I heard girls yelling and carrying on across the street. Usually teenagers congregate in the parking lot of the Hyde Park Baptist Church before school, flirting, gossiping. Then I heard "Dancing Queen" blared from the stereo in the trunk of some car. I turned around and saw about ten high school girls jumping up and down, dancing all around each other. Their hands waved in the air as they screamed, "YOUNG AND SWEET, ONLY SEVENTEEN!!!" I listened and smiled to myself as they danced to ABBA, the Jackson 5 and the Spice Girls. For a moment, I almost wished I was sixteen again.

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