“At the end of quietly winding cobblestone drive is a towering castle of white. Each of its peaks are black just like its shutters and the flanking stone steps. Each of its bushes, shrubs and plants have been meticulously molded to resemble cakes, or cubes or balls. A garden bursting with goods was around one corner. A delicate grapevine curls like lace around a fence in the back and everywhere else are trees. Pine and apple and black walnut trees, springing from a sea of vibrant blue green grass that surrounded the vine, the garden, the black steeped castle the cakey shrubs on 57th and Hampton where I was raised. Twenty and some years has changed the place in ways that are more felt than seen. The cobblestone drive has become broken pebbly pavement that isn’t so much winding as it is simply crooked. The bushes are browning even in the spring, the garden has been grassed over, the grapevine is a wispy brown mass of tangles, and most recently the apple tree has been cut down. The castle of my childhood isn’t a castle at all. It’s just a white house with black shutters, that housed my innocent hopes and wildest dreams—my happy place.”
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