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Old habits

by William Jackson on 2010-04-02

When I turned two years old I received a Glo Worm as a gift. I just learned today that the Glo Worm was first released the same year I was born, making it a fitting gift indeed.

William turns two, gets Glo Worm.

What went through my mind as I hugged my new friend? Did I ever, in my wildest two-year-old dreams, consider that this very scene would be played out with uncanny similarity a quarter of a century later? Certainly not.

William becomes a father, hold his daughter Emily.

Even the green clothes match rather well. I am sure I felt about as much happiness as a two-year-old could feel when I hugged my little Glo Worm. I know I felt the same way when I held little Emily, too.