Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Lily. She lived in a small village and spent most of her days playing and exploring the outdoors.
One day, Lily was walking near the edge of the village and stumbled upon an old, dilapidated house. She had never seen this house before, and curiosity got the better of her. She decided to explore the house and step inside.
To her surprise, the house was not empty. Sitting in the corner of the room, was a young man. He was in his late teens, but Lily couldn’t help but feel that he was familiar. She stared at him in shock for a few seconds, before he spoke.
“I’m sorry if I startled you” he said, “My name is Simon. I used to live in this village, but I haven’t been here in years. I just came back to reacquaint myself with my old home.”
Lily nodded and the two began to talk. As they chatted, she realised that this was the same Simon she could vaguely remember from her childhood. She had been very young back then, and barely remembered him. But as they talked, bits of memory began to come back to her.
Their conversation was interrupted by a knock on the door. When Lily answered, two men stood outside. They were members of the village council and had come to ask Lily why she was inside the abandoned house. She quickly explained that she had stumbled inside by accident and introduced them to Simon.
The men were surprised to see a familiar face, and a long discussion followed. Eventually, Simon was allowed to move back into his family home.
Over the following weeks and months, Simon gradually became part of the village once again. He quickly picked up where he had left off and reacquainted himself with the different people and places. Soon enough, it was as if he had never left.
The moral of the story is that it is never too late to reacquaint. No matter how long the distance and no matter how much time has passed, it is never too late to reconnect with people and places that are important to us.