I long for days of make believe. Days of melting popsicles, sitting by a pool, days of endless playing with friends. The times of long summer nights. Nights with flashlight tag, capture the flag, tents, and tree houses, times that seemed they'd never end.
Those were simple times or least you could get lost in them and make them seem that way. It was much easier then. I never understood what my parents were always so uptight about. Why they were always fighting. I get it now. Money, jobs, bills, stress, stress, stress, stress.
We found out very late on Thursday night about Circuit City's liquidation. For my family it is a devastating blow. My Mom has worked there for a long time. Close to twenty years. My bonus dad is also employed by them. It is a scary time, a time of uncertainty. Though as difficult as this is, by law Circuit City is required to give the employees 60 days, and they are SO grateful for the time they do have to get as much in order as possible. They will still have to have team at the corporate offices to wrap everything up, and most likely that will be my mother's department as well. At least we are hoping and that will give her a little more time to find a job and maybe keep things going until my bonus dad to find work. I just feel SO bad for them. My heart aches for them. For the uncertainty it has caused them...It is a familiar feeling for me and I am truly sick for this.
Does this come at a huge shock? Yes and No. Yes because this is a HUGE retail giant in our nation. And as my Mom put it, never in a million years would I have dreamed this was going to happen to this company. No because they had already file for protection with Chapter 11, but we had hoped they would be able to find someone to back them. However, there simply were not the resources with the economy the way it was and more simply, not enough time.
I know we will survive. All of us. I am as ready as anyone for some good news. I am ready for the bright spot. I hope it comes soon. I really need one.
But for now I leave you with this song, because it is how I feel...and Joshua Radin's voice always makes me feel better.
We are Okay
We are grown but cannot see
Lost our world of make believe
Simple times now seem so far
Used to be in my backyard
Yeah, the world was still in my backyard
But, we are okay, we are alright
We sing very loud,
Yeah, we're singing
We are okay, we are alright
Close our eyes, close our mouth
Yeah, we shut our eyes though we're in doubt
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