She grew up with me. I guess I hardly even noticed her, a lot of the time. She was always there though. She and my Dad went out sometimes, mostly in the local area, and now and then I’d tag along. She was a pretty earthy kid, which was normal for kids in my area. We all spent our fair share of our time playing in the mud.
I sometimes saw Her at school, but I didn’t take all that much notice, there was so much other stuff going on. Going to a bush school does that I guess. Or maybe it’s just that there were so many other kids my age, She just sort of faded in to the background most of the time.
I went to high school, She didn’t, so I didn’t see much of Her during my ‘teens. Not that She wasn’t able to. She was definitely intelligent enough. Perhaps She thought She didn’t need to. I’m not sure. I didn’t even really think about Her that much. (more…)