09-26-06| 3:08 pm

I have written:

I will tell you about the real me. The feel of night air on skin. The smell of grass, water, dirt--I know them all. Warmth of the sun in winterspringsummer fall. Memories that hit like sudden storms and drown everything. Words, always words, like a private solace. Focus, drive, intelligence. 1,2,3, breathe, 1,2,3, breathe. Footsteps on sidewalk, dirt, grass. That is the real me. Dreams have a price and I learned this, I paid them.