We leave today at 2:00 p.m. to spend 24 hours at Deep Creek near Bryson City, NC. I just read about my last Deep Creek trip two years ago with Syndi. We sure knew how to have fun. I was her “hubby” for that trip. Each time I visit, I stand above that never-changing scene next to the Pizza Hut in town. And there I seem to let everything go. I say goodbye to the previous year and I feel good about leaving it behind in my Book of Days.
Three years ago on this date I was arrived in Deep Creek. I thought I was there to say goodbye and I did in a way, but I said goodbye to the Deep Creek of the past. Now I go with a different group of people and with different friends.
Because, I am different.
Lees-McRae and Banner Elk are now a part of me and they have changed me. This is who I am. And I have to let it go at the small cliff near Pizza Hut, cause I have to move away in less than 10 months.
I fear my youth is leaving me. I watched Citizen Kane yesterday. His childhood was stolen from him.
“Deep Creek” may very well be my “Rosebud.”