What The Heck Happened In That City?

Chris Lowry
5 min readApr 22, 2024

I’ve been thinking about Pine Bluff a lot of late.

My hometown.

I wonder though, if it’s better in memory than it was in reality.

Maybe I devote too much brain power to it.

Too much glossing over the rough spots.

Tony Robbins taught me to take a memory and make it like a movie reel.

Stop it, enlarge the good parts, make them bright and shiny.

Take the bad stuff and put it out of focus.

Minimize it.

I can do it with mistakes I’ve made in life.

Give them no more thought, time or energy because anything that happens before right this moment is a ghost.

Not real.

Even if the consequences of what happened then can be.

And spending time on a future that may not come to pass in a city I’m no longer in, might be a waste as well.


Why would a man plant a tree?

It won’t grow to give shade in his lifetime.

Maybe we plant trees for our children and grandchildren, so they will have shade, or fruit or air to breathe.



Chris Lowry

Author at https://payhip.com/ChrisLowryBooks Runner writing books both fiction and non fiction, crypto investor, real estate and urban renewal.